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ERP continues strong growth trend by welcoming 1,000th member

The European Recycling Platform (ERP) has announced that its 1,000th member has signed its membership agreement this week. This major milestone reaffirms that ERP, as the first independent pan-European WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment) compliance scheme, is a key player on the European market.

ERP was founded on the principle of providing high-quality, yet low-cost WEEE solutions as an alternative to national compliance schemes. This business model has proved to be highly successful, evidenced by ERP’s rapid growth and expansion. After less than five years, ERP is present in 29 European countries. In this time, ERP has collected and treated over 180,000 tonnes of WEEE and seen rapid expansion in its membership.

Umberto Raiteri, CEO of ERP, says, “We are very proud that ERP now has 1,000 members. This is a huge accomplishment, and it reaffirms that our members value the service we provide. ERP has always aimed to be a market leader, and we are pleased that companies trust us with their WEEE needs. We look forward to welcoming more members as we continue our strong growth trend in the coming years.”

One reason why ERP is so attractive to companies looking for a compliance scheme is because it provides tailor-made WEEE solutions for each of its members. By offering three levels of membership (European Member, National Member, or Associated Member) in the nine countries where ERP operates directly, as well as the possibility of extension to a further 22 countries through the Europe Plus Package, each member receives affordable, effective WEEE compliance suited exactly to its needs and the country’s requirements.

As one of the first pan-European compliance schemes, ERP operates directly in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the UK. Operations will begin later in 2007 in Italy. Through the Europe Plus Package, ERP provides WEEE services in Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. The Europe Plus Package is available exclusively for European members of ERP.

Philip Jolly | alfa
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