GAMBICA WEEE initiative gains European recognition - Embedded.com

GAMBICA WEEE initiative gains European recognition

LONDON — The GAMBICA trade association's B2B Compliance initiative has been accepted as a member of the WEEE Forum, the European network of not-for-profit organisations operating waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance schemes under the WEEE Directive.

B2B Compliance was established following consultation by a GAMBICA members' taskforce comprising over 30 companies, together with DEFRA and DTI, and will be registering as a compliance scheme for the business-to-business sector with a focus on monitoring and control instrumentation (category 9), medical devices (category 8) and related IT equipment (category 3) of the WEEE Directive. The scheme will take over many of the legal obligations of its members in complying with WEEE legislation.

Geoff Young, the Chief Executive of GAMBICA, who is also a member of the Board of B2B Compliance, said, “The WEEE Forum, previously focused upon consumer products, believes that we will make an important contribution to issues relating to compliance within the B-to-B sector. Our work and expertise developed over the past two years is now being acknowledged by industry and we are delighted that B2B Compliance has become the definitive scheme for the sector.

GAMBICA has a membership of over 200 companies covering industrial automation products and systems, process measurement and control equipment and systems, environmental analysis and monitoring equipment, laboratory technology, and test and measurement equipment for electrical and electronic industries.

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