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York provided the perfect geographical location for REPIC to gather all its employees and their families to celebrate together the achievements of the last 15 years. In particular, to recognise the work it delivers in supporting its members with their compliance requirements across Europe, as a founding member of WEEE Europe.

Twinned with cities in both France and Germany, the partnership between REPIC and WEEE Europe shares many similarities to the historic walled city – sharing knowledge, mutual relationships and forming stronger relationships – to aid and benefit wider communities operating in locations across Europe.

To mark the 15 year anniversary of the UK’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations, REPIC, the leading WEEE producer compliance scheme, saw five REPIC cyclists warmly welcomed into the City of York by Lord Mayor, Councillor Chris Cullwick and Lady Mayoress, Mrs Joy Cullwick, at the end of day nine of the 15 day cycling event.

Travelling as far as York from Northallerton (Saturday 10th June) a distance of over 40 miles, the REPIC WEEE Cycle Network event is the first event of its kind that has brought together the wider sector to celebrate the achievements of those involved in the reuse and recycling of waste electricals. In total, the 15 day, 15 location and 15 great stories event, will cover a distance of over 850 miles, from Alness in the Highlands to Sittingbourne, Kent.

Celebrating 15 great stories along the route, and joining up a network of AATFs, Local Authority sites, repair and reuse initiatives, the REPIC WEEE Cycle Network event is also providing an opportunity to look forward to what lies ahead in both the forthcoming WEEE consultation and the transition to a more circular economy.

REPIC was established in the UK by many of the UK’s respected household electrical brands producers to support them in meeting their UK producer responsibility obligations for WEEE, Batteries and Packaging. Many of these organisations also have compliance requirements across Europe, and to provide a one-stop compliance solution REPIC became a founding member in Weee Europe.

Across Europe the WEEE Directive has been transposed differently in each country and Weee Europe helps producers navigate the complexities of this through its network of WEEE, Batteries and Packaging. With a presence in 30 countries – EU-27, Norway Switzerland and UK – the team at Weee Europe offers unrivalled consultancy and compliance services that supports producers with membership of the best compliance schemes, including registrations with the relevant local environmental authorities and appointment of an Authorised Representative where required. Weee Europe provides producers with a centralised data reporting tool that takes away the complexity of navigating the different reporting categories used across Europe.

 Commenting on REPIC’s membership of Weee Europe, REPIC’s Chief Executive, Louise Grantham, comments: “REPIC is committed to making the complexities of compliance easy and our membership of Weee Europe delivers this by providing our producer members with a compliance solution in all of the countries in which they operate in Europe and beyond. Through providing a one stop shop for European compliance, our members get peace of mind that compliance is being expertly delivered in the countries they require, by an experienced team that is familiar with the different requirements.”

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