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WEEE Forum welcomes ANZRP, its first non-European member

Brussels – The WEEE Forum welcomes the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) as its first non-European member, expanding to thirty-one producer responsibility organisations.

Through its programmes, and working collaboratively with members, industry groups, all tiers of government and other interested stakeholders, ANZRP has driven sustained behavioural change in Australia for the last five years.
“We believe it is of enormous benefit to our membership to solidify our connections to the WEEE Forum, which is very aligned to our own values and mission”, says Carmel Dollisson, Chief Executive Officer at ANZRP. “Before joining the association, ANZRP has had a very long and positive history with the WEEE Forum, which supported our foundation and has played a strong role both in our development and in providing guidance about the experience of waste recycling in Europe.”

ANZRP‘s membership includes some of the world’s leading technology companies, including Dell, Canon, Epson, Fuji-Xerox, HP, Toshiba, IBM, Brother and many others.

“By welcoming ANZRP, the WEEE Forum has become a truly worldwide association. This is an important milestone in the WEEE Forum’s journey towards global competence in e-waste matters”, says Jan Vlak, President of the WEEE Forum.

About the WEEE Forum

The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is a European association speaking for thirty-one not-for-profit e-waste producer responsibility organisations (PROs). Our mission is to help the PROs succeed operationally, take back e-waste efficiently and be known as members of the world’s chief e-waste competence centre and as promoters of a circular economy. We engage in the general debate on e-waste policy matters, in Europe and globally. In 2015, the members collectively reported collection of about 1.88 million tonnes of WEEE. For more information, please visit: http://www.weee-forum.org/

About ANZRP

The Melbourne based WEEE collective scheme offers its collection and recycling services in Australia and New Zealand under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme to encourage maximum resource recovery from end of life e-waste and to capture its commercial and environmental value. ANZRP represents over 50 of the world’s leading technology companies and 45% of covered product (computers, printers, computer peripherals and TVs) imported into Australia by volume. The mission of ANZRP is to offer a responsible recycling solution for the community, while providing its members and partners with confidence that their brands are in safe hands. Through its TechCollect programme the not-for-profit company offers industry-funded collection services across Australia partnering with local government, waste management companies and logistics providers. Working only with recyclers who meet the highest local and international e-waste recycling standards and place the highest importance on workplace health and safety, ANZRP achieves over 90% recovery of materials from the e-waste recycling process. For more information, please visit anzrp.com.au or techcollect.com.au.

For more information, please contact Pascal Leroy, Secretary General of the WEEE Forum: pascal.leroy@weee-forum.org.