REPIC Limited is the UK’s largest electrical and electronic compliance scheme. It was formed in 2004 by UK producers of electric and electronic equipment. REPIC compliance scheme members (over 100) currently represent around 50% of the weight and value of the electrical and electronic equipment products sold annually in the UK. Repic also provides Battery and Packaging compliance solutions for its members.
This year REPIC is celebrating passing a significant milestone, having recycled over 3 million tonnes of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the UK.
Looking back over its achievement, REPIC has been undertaking an analysis of the reported EEE and WEEE trends over the past ten years and has been considering how the UK WEEE system is placed to accommodate the future changes that are likely. A technical essay will be published on the company’s Resource Hub in the coming weeks.
To mark the occasion, Louise Grantham, REPIC’s Chief Executive, visited Gap Group (NE) Limited’s 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.
REPIC’s Chief Executive, Louise Grantham, said: “We are proud of our 3 million tonnes achievement. We also recognise that significant milestones are not achieved alone but in collaboration with all of 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.”
Louise was joined in the celebrations by Peter Moody, group managing director at Gap Group (NE) Limited and REPIC’s newest recruit, Simon Hill.
Peter Moody said: “The achievement of reaching 3m 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 processing something that in my opinion is long overdue.
“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.”
Simon joined REPIC in May 2021 as Account Manager – North and Scotland. The experienced WEEE sector professional previously spent over ten years as Commercial Manager with Wincanton and Sims. Prior to taking up his new position, Simon was with Suez for 6 years managing their subcontract collections network in the North and Midlands. He brings a vast amount of sector knowledge and expertise to his role in looking after key local authority partnerships for REPIC.
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The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing forty producer responsibility organisations across the globe. Together with our members, we are at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach through our combined knowledge of the technical, business and operational aspects of collection, logistics, de-pollution, processing, preparing for reuse and reporting of e-waste. Our mission is to be the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre excelling in the implementation of the circularity principle.
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