LONDON Two distinctly different WEEE compliance schemes are working together to get the best value for their members by placing a joint advertisement in the recycling industry press inviting expressions of interest from logistics and recycling companies.
Lumicom, an initiative of the Lighting Industry Federation, which has over 70 members, will be taking on its members' responsibilities for non-household luminaries (category 5 in the WEEE Directive) and B2B Compliance, an initiative of the GAMBICA trade association, which has over 200 members, is focused upon monitoring and control instrumentation (category 9), medical devices (category 8) and related IT equipment (category 3).
The schemes Chief Executives, Geoff Young of GAMBICA, and Ernest Magog of LIF, believe that while the schemes will operate independently to meet their own members' legal obligations it can only be of mutual benefit to exploit the synergies of using joint logistics and recycling facilities.
Both schemes, which are now members of the not-for-profit sector European WEEE Forum, are using the services of strategic environmental consultants and WEEE experts, Strateco, which will carry out the tendering process on their behalf.
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