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UK Biggest Contributor to Europe Recycling Milestone

Posted by Andy Clark on 13th February 2018

The European Recycling Platform has announced that it has recycled more than 3 million tonnes of WEEE since 2002. This equates to preventing the emission of more than 32 million tonnes of CO2, according to research undertaken by the pan-European WEEE compliance company.

The CEO of the ERP, said “Treating 3 million tonnes of WEEE shows that the ERP has contributed significantly to the EU circular economy and proves that extended producer responsibility in a competitive environment brings huge benefits for the environment at reasonable cost to producers. It also promotes innovation, which leads to higher quality treatment”.

Just under 600,000 tonnes have been collected in the UK since 2002 making it Europes biggest contributor.

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