Veolia has signed a deal with Europe-wide WEEE collector WEEElogic for electrical and electronic equipment, batteries and packaging materials.
The partnership will see WEEElogic offer compliance, take-back operations and consulting services, as well as looking to reduce compliance costs while Veolia will contribute expertise in waste management, market knowledge and operations.
Veolia has b2c and b2b WEEE customers as well as battery customers via its BatteryBack scheme - its WEEE scheme is one of the largest in the UK with more than 130 companies.
It is responsible for placing about 100,000 tonnes of EEE on the UK market.
Veolia WEEE scheme manager Clement Gaubert said the partnership aimed to simplify compliance management for its customers.
“We are ideally placed to provide WEEElogic’s services in line with national obligations and expand our membership and take-back operations among producers, manufacturers, importers, retailers, distance sellers and waste holders,“ said Gaubert.
WEEElogic managing director Romain Letenneur said working with Veolia would enable the company to expand.
“With Veolia on board, we are now able to handle all major and several smaller countries across Europe,” he said. “This is a substantial progress for all of our take-back obligated clients.”
The arrangement will apply to UK companies trading in mainland Europe and their European counterparts trading in the UK.
- Updated 12 Dec 2014 to correct Veolia’s position in terms of b2c ad b2b customers in the third paragraph