Learning Centre

Getting to grips with environmental compliance

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A key feature of ERP UK is our ability to simplify the complex. One way we do this is through our learning centre. Here, you will find informative information and educational material related to waste management and compliance, WEEE, batteries, the circular economy, and corporate social responsibility (CSR).


Why do we need to recycle?

Raw materials used to make, power, package products and devices for everyday use can be used again and again.

Effective recycling solutions benefit people, businesses, and the environment.

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Recycling saves valuable raw materials and conserves energy.

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Our space is finite;
recycling reduces dramatically the need to allocate land for waste disposal.

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Environment & health

A safer and greener environment improves the quality and enjoyment of our lives.

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Energy savings

Recycling means we consume fewer materials, have less waste to treat, and spend less energy mining and refining new raw materials.


What can be recycled?

We believe recycling should be a simple process.

However, with so many types of products and materials, and multiple packaging symbols, it’s not always easy to distinguish what is recyclable from what is not.

To help make things clearer, we’ve assembled an interactive guide of what you can and cannot recycle. We have included additional information about what happens during the recycling process and what can be reused.

Learn about the recycling process by selecting the icons below.


Small producers

You may only place small amounts of batteries onto the market but need a trusted, reliable partner to carry out your obligations. We can do this for you.

Large producers

If your company places significant amounts of batteries onto the market, we offer competitive compliance solutions, as well as expertise in take-back and awareness-raising campaigns.

Recycling process

1. Sorting

2. Shredding

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Large domestic appliances

Washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashing machines, cookers;
The first stage of recycling is decontamination: cables and other electrical components are removed; ballasts, plastics, iron compounds and other metals are separated and recovered. These materials are then sent for further processing and recovery.

Recycling process

1. Pre-shedding decontamination

2. Shredding