WEEE Forum welcomes EPRA Quebec as first North American Member

Brussels – The WEEE Forum is pleased to announce their first North American member, the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) Québec program, based in Canada.

EPRA-Québec is celebrating its 5th full year of operation in the Canadian province of Québec, and is part of the broader national network of nine provincial programs under the EPRA national umbrella across Canada. The program is the leading electronics stewardship program for environmental regulatory compliance in the province, with more than 1,600 industry stewards registered. During its initial 5 years, EPRA-Québec has expanded its collection network to nearly 1,000 drop-off points across the province, and diverted over 10-million of end-of-life electronics from landfills.

EPRA-Québec becomes the WEEE Forum’s first member program from North America, expanding to thirty-four producer responsibility organizations globally.

About the WEEE Forum:

The WEEE Forum, set up in 2002, is a Brussels-based international not-for-profit association speaking for 34 not-for-profit electrical and electronic equipment waste (WEEE) producer compliance schemes – alternatively referred to as ‘producer responsibility organisations’ (PRO). The 34 PROs are based in Europe, Australasia and North America: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Greece, France, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It is the biggest organisation of its kind in the world. In 2016, its member organisations reported collection and proper de-pollution and recycling of 2,100,000 tonnes of WEEE. Members in 2017: Amb3E, ΑΝΑΚΥΚΛΩΣΗ ΣΥΣΚΕΥΩΝ, ASEKOL, Australia New Zealand Recycling Platform, Ecodom, Eco-systèmes, Ecotic, ECOTIC, EES-Ringlus, EGIO, Electrocyclosis Cyprus, ElektroEko, Elektrowin, El-Kretsen, elretur, Environ, EPRA, Fotokiklosi, Norsirk, Recipo, Recupel, Remedia, RENAS, Repic, Retela, RoRec, SENS e-Recycling, SWICO, UFH, Úrvinnslusjóður, Wecycle, WEEE Ireland, WEEE Malta and Zeos. Contact: info@weee-forum.org. Website: www.weee-forum.org. See also 15 Years On.

About EPRA-Québec:

EPRA-Québec is a leader in environmental compliance for regulated end-of-life electronics. As a not-for-profit, industry-led organization, EPRA enables consumers and businesses to manage end-of-life electronics responsibly. For more information, please visit: http://recycleMYelectronics.ca/qc