Since the launch of the WEEE directive the volumes of ICT and Consumer electronic waste are expected to reach 12 million tonnes in the EU alone by 2020. As national governments look for improvements in recycling processes, re-use organisations have been key to identifying how to improve the e-waste disposal process. These improvements provide a practical means of delivering the government’s Circular Economy policies and are at the top of the waste hierarchy (European, UK and Scottish Policy), which promotes waste reduction and re-use before recycling.
Re-tek are actively involved with the following government organisations in the UK and EU in an attempt to provide the experience and information that will lead to improvements in EEE capture, repair and refurbishment.
Our policy of continuous improvement and proactive government engagement has led us to the forefront, influencing best practice in our sector. We believe our approach to innovation and collaboration will have a positive impact in the management and recovery of used EEE & WEEE for many years to come.