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Major companies involved in the electricals sector have signed up to a new working group that will see them collaborating across the product lifecycle.

In total 50 companies, including Beko, B&Q, Dell, Home Retail Group, Microsoft, Panasonic, Sainsbury’s, Samsung and Sky, have signed up to the Electrical and Electronic Sustainability Action Plan (esap).

Led by WRAP, esap will help organisations that design, manufacture, sell, repair, reuse and recycle electrical and electronic products to work collaboratively across the product lifecycle.

Those involved will look at actions including implementing new business models such as take-back and resale, extending product durability, and gaining greater value from reuse and recycling.

It is estimated that the UK market for trading pre-owned equipment is worth up to £3bn, so encouraging the trade-in of used TVs alone could grow UK GDP by over £750m per year by 2020.

James Champ

Technical manager

James joined the compliance team in August 2012 and now holds the role of technical manager. He is responsible for managing all regulator requirements across packaging, WEEE and batteries compliance regulations, and for overseeing our WEEE and batteries collections. In particular, James takes an active interest in quality improvement both for clients' data methodologies and internally to improve business efficiency.

Written by
James Champ
WEEE, Compliance

Useful links

EA confirms WEEE fee increases for schemes and large producers

The Environment Agency has confirmed a new fee structure that will take affect from 2019, with compliance schemes and large producers to experience significant increases.


Webinar: WEEE compliance 2018 Q2 commercial update

Join Abigail in this free 20 minute webinar to discover what the market conditions are for WEEE recycling, what impacts recent policy may have on your obligations and how the UK is performing against European targets. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
This webinar is CPD accredited.


Webinar: WEEE compliance in France and Germany

Do you want an introduction to WEEE compliance outside of the UK? Need to know more about obligations under WEEE legislation in France and Germany? Or are you looking for details on data submission requirements and how Ecosurety can support companies with international compliance? For answers to these questions and more, our technical expert Katie Nairne will be presenting a free webinar lasting approximately one hour.
This webinar is CPD accredited.