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REPIC and FRN join forces to tackle WEEE

Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and the community sector have joined forces to tackle e-waste.

The partnership between REPIC and the Furniture Reuse Network (FRN) aims to produce economic and social benefits for producers and reusers.

REPIC, the not-for-profit company owned by over 60 major EEE producers, said reuse already formed part of its members social and corporate responsibility activities.

Reuse is important for our members, they fully support the concept and it provides affordable access to essential items for individuals and families that would otherwise be excluded, said REPIC chief executive Philip Morton.

FRN is clearly an experienced operation and its members many sites provide an opportunity to be part of REPICs national network of reuse/consolidation centres.  By linking the economic, social and environmental benefits together we plan to minimise transport costs, maximise reuse and minimise waste. We believe everyone should benefit from a low cost environmentally sound coordinated programme, he added.

FRN development manager Craig Anderson said he estimated the partnership would generate at least half a million quality assured appliances a year for its members to distribute to excluded consumers in the UK.

The FRN is coordinating the development of a nationwide reuse and logistics network of facilities to offer hub and spoke infrastructure to help with the collection, sortation, bulking up and onward transportation of e-waste while centralising repair and reuse capacity for distribution to the local reuse sector.

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