3.2.2015: Elker Oy begins business with WEEE Europe AG
WEEE Europe AG announced today that as
planned, it has begun its operational business from January 2015. The
non-profit company headquartered in Munich, Germany supports companies in 15
European countries in the electrical and electronics industries, through the
often complicated fields of producer responsibility allowing them to focus on
their core business.
Founded in 2013 with nine leading take back
systems WEEE Europe AG can announce it has attracted an additional seven member
countries, including Elker Oy, as well as a service partner in Germany thus
creating a broad European presence.
"We are proud to be a member of WEEE
Europe AG covering the Finnish market. Through WEEE Europe we are in an
excellent position to add value to producers beyond our national borders and to
offer companies a truly European approach for WEEE and
waste batteries%u201D, Sakari Hietala, CEO of Elker Oy, comments.
Christian Ludwig, CEO of WEEE Europe AG
elaborates that on founding the company in 2013 along with nine of the largest
and most influential non-profit European take-back systems, one of the primary
goals was to quickly expand its presence to provide an effective, efficient
%u201CSmall and medium-sized companies often feel
overwhelmed by the complex and individual requirements in the various European
countries regarding WEEE and batteries disposal. With our European service we
are offering the best take-back solutions in a one-stop-shop-approach, which
means not only a deep understanding of the legislation in Finland, but also of
the other major European countries too. We are streamlining the way in which
our producer partners can contract for their WEEE and battery requirements
throughout Europe%u201D, Ludwig says.
the company WEEE Europe AG (www.weee-europe.com):
WEEE Europe AG was founded in 2013 in Munich.
Members of WEEE Europe are 15 of the largest and most influential European
take-back systems. WEEE Europe AG supports its business partners with efficient
processes to ensure compliance with legal obligations under the EU WEEE
Directive and its relevant different national implementations. Its service also
includes waste management solutions for batteries.
The members of the company stand for high
process quality and compliance with international waste management standards.
WEEE Europe AG as well as its shareholding members are non-profit businesses.
WEEE Europe is headed by Christian Ludwig,
CEO, formerly CEO of Lightcycle Retourlogisitk und Service GmbH, Germany until
2012. Previously, Christian Ludwig on behalf of Osram GmbH was a member of the
Supervisory Board of several European take back systems within his work for
lighting manufacturer Osram in the area of waste disposal.
Members / Partners (Status: January 2015):
- Austria: Umweltforum
- Czech Repulic: Asekol
- Denmark: Elretur
- Finland: Elker
- France: Eco-systèmes
- Germany: Zentek GmbH & Co. KG (Service Partner)
- United Kingdom: Repic
- Ireland: WEEE Ireland
- Italy: Remedia
- Netherlands: Wecycle
- Norway: Elretur
- Slovakia: Asekol
- Spain: Ecotic
- Sweden: El Kretsen
- Switzerland: Swico,