The European Recycling Platform (ERP), is a pan-European organisation set up in December 2002 by Braun, Electrolux, HP and Sony in response to the introduction of the European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. ERP’s mission is to ensure cost-effective implementation of this Directive through innovative waste management strategies for the benefit of participating companies, their customers, as well as the environment. Since its establishment ERP has collected and treated over 1 million tonnes of WEEE.
ERP was the first WEEE pan-European compliance scheme permitted to launch multiple operations. Today, ERP is established in twelve countries across Europe – Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the UK, collecting and recycling on behalf of more than 1700 members, approximately 360,000 tonnes of WEEE per year. This represents around 15-20% of the WEEE collected by compliance schemes in Europe.
To learn more about ERP please see www.erp-recycling.org