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Valpak's call for help

Compliance organisation Valpak is calling on the recycling industry for help with establishing accurate compliance costs for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

It is devising a scenario planning model, using techniques developed in producing its recent PackFlow report, to project how much producers need to contribute for effective recycling to take place and to anticipate the likely WEEE arising at designated collection points.

Under the EU directive producers of electrical and electronic goods will be required to pay towards the material being recycled, but uncertainty remains over exactly what the costs will be.

Valpak head of WEEE pre-compliance Michael Sadler said Valpak was keen to address the uncertainty around the operational reality producers or their schemes were facing in June, and could use its packing compliance experience to do so.

Sadler said: “To complete a valid and accurate view of producer compliance costs we need more input from individual treatment facilities to tell us how much they think it will be.”

Valpak is asking for quotations to be submitted for the provision of WEEE collection and treatment services, and has said any information will be treated with complete confidence.

Contact Valpak on 08450 682572 or visit www.valpak.co.uk


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