• ECS discourages WEEE ‘free riders’

        • Effective Consumable Solutions has reported that non-compliance with the WEEE Directive remains at an unacceptable level.

          The remanufacturer explained that the environment continues to be harmed by ‘free riders’ who are currently escaping WEEE compliance and in turn costing the rest of the industry millions. ECS explained that the law states anybody who produces electrical equipment that falls into a WEEE category, or places it onto a marketplace must finance the collection and recycling of said products, however, many companies are avoiding WEEE payments altogether, which creates disadvantages for those companies who are compliant. 

          Felicity Rabbitte, CEO said, “when companies avoid compliance they avoid paying anything at all, which means these companies already have an advantage over those who are incurring recycling costs. The cost of recycling is, therefore, higher than it should be due to the fact that there are fewer companies funding UK recycling.”

          ECS explained the environment is also suffering on a monumental scale as a result of the number of non-compliant companies, reflected by the second consecutive year of WEEE collection targets being missed. Consequently, a huge amount of plastic ends up in our oceans and landfills after being used only a single time, when in fact, the majority of plastic can be reused in one way or another – toner cartridges in particular. 

          The remanufacturers very own recycling scheme; The Greener Side, is a solution to the growing problem within the UK, offering a fully compliant recycling service to its partners. The solution is fully compliant and takes care of the entire process including documentation and waste transfer notes, leaving the end-user very little to do other than place their empty cartridges into a collection box. 

          To find out more about their solution, visit www.greener-side.co.uk

        • Stay up to date - Click here and register for FREE Channel Info online membership and enjoy unlimited access to a host of benefits including the exclusive members area of the website, downloadable business tools, current and back issues archive, priority breaking news alerts, weekly e news summary and the Channel Info app

        • Related Articles

        • Fellowes Brands acquires Trendway Corporation

          Fellowes Brands acquires Trendway Corporation

          Wednesday 21st Aug 2019
          Fellowes Brands has acquired Trendway Corporation, of Holland, Michigan. Trendway is an expert in office furniture systems, movable walls, and seating that helps create effective work environments. Fellowes Brands first expanded into contract furnit...Read More...
          Sharp Business Systems UK acquires Complete I.T.

          Sharp Business Systems UK acquires Complete I.T.

          Friday 9th Aug 2019
          Sharp Business Systems UK has acquired Complete I.T., an IT support services company. The acquisition strengthens SBSUK’s position in the IT market by providing a more sophisticated suite of integrated solutions for the workplace and further en...Read More...
          ECS urges companies to find an ‘honest’ single-use solution

          ECS urges companies to find an ‘honest’ single-use solution

          Friday 9th Aug 2019
          ECS has encouraged companies to consider the end of life solution for their used plastics and other waste items, in particular single-use plastic toner and printer cartridges, due to clear evidence that a vast majority of ‘recycled’ waste...Read More...
                • About Us

                  Channel Info is the leading source of business news and information for the office dealer and reseller market. Our multi-platform approach delivers relevant, engaging and focussed content via our main printed magazine, supplements, website, digital editions, apps, newsletters and bespoke communications with an unrivalled reach across the industry. A highly trusted and respected brand for many years, the team behind Channel Info has over 60 years experience collectively in the office products, furniture, equipment and technology markets Channel Info continues to develop and adapt in order to meet the changing information needs of its readers.

                  For our latest Media packs and more details on our range of services click here

                • View Latest Issue