REPIC recently announced that it has passed a significant milestone and recycled more than three million tonnes of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the UK.
The provider of WEEE producer responsibility compliance solutions has been arranging the collection and treatment of WEEE on behalf of its producer members since 2007.
To mark the occasion, Louise Grantham, REPIC’s chief executive, visited Gap Group (NE) facilities in Gateshead, the UK’s most recent fridge processing and recycling plant to undertake WEEELABEX certification, to see first-hand the WEEE being treated on REPIC’s behalf.
The occasion presented an opportunity to express thanks to the scheme’s producer members, service providers, waste management companies, local authorities and other partners who have worked with and supported REPIC in achieving this milestone.
Ms Grantham said: “We are proud of our three million tonnes achievement. We also recognise that significant milestones are not achieved alone, but in collaboration with all our partners. Today is about celebrating success collectively and saying a huge thank you. At a time when the recycling of e-waste has never been of greater importance, it is important to recognise what can be achieved when we work collectively to improve standards, minimise losses from the system and maximise collection levels.”
Ms Grantham was joined in the celebrations by Peter Moody, group managing director at Gap Group, and REPIC’s newest recruit, account manager, North and Scotland, Simon Hill.
Mr Moody said: “The achievement of reaching three million tonnes of recycled WEEE is a real accomplishment and something the management team should be extremely proud of. REPIC is at the forefront of driving up standards in WEEE process – something that in my opinion is long overdue.”
He added: “Gap Group has worked well with them for a significant number of years and hope our relationship will only get stronger as we continue to invest in new and improved technology. I think our commitment to achieve WEEELABEX certification underlines this and is a clear statement of intent.”
To see a short video of REPIC marking reaching three million tonne of waste electrical and electronic equipment being recycled, click here.
Pictured, left to right: Peter Moody and Peter Young from GAP Group with Graeme Milne, Louise Grantham and Simon Hill from REPIC.