After recently declaring an interest in improving his understanding of what is required to successfully implement the WEEE directive in the UK, he was given a technical tour of the Croydon appliance reuse centre (ARC). The facility is part of the Furniture Reuse Networks (FRN) development of a nationwide reuse and logistics network for WEEE.
Facilities like Croydon ARC will act as transfer stations for all types of WEEE and distribution centres for reusable products, explained FRN development manager Craig Anderson.
Speaking at the facility, Wicks said: The Government is keen to see the involvement of the voluntary and community sector in electrical and electronic goods recycling maintained in the future. We would like to see producer compliance schemes developing and building relationships with reuse and refurbishment organisations.