European Recycling Platform (ERP) was founded in 2002 as the first pan-European organization to implement the European Union’s regulations on the recycling of electrical and electronic waste (WEEE Directive). ERP now manages a consolidated network and has developed vast international expertise, expanding its recycling services to include batteries as well as packaging.
ERP is the only approved pan-European compliance organization that is trusted by over 2,300 members across Europe and the first in the market offering compliance for WEEE, Batteries and Packaging in 40 countries.
Our mission is to develop high-quality, cost-effective recycling services for the benefit of producer members, consumers and ultimately the environment and society.
ERP Finland ry was established on the August 9th, 2005 and accepted as a producer organization for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipments (WEEE) on the December 9th, 2005. It was also accepted as a producer organization for portable batteries on the June 18th, 2009.
At the end of the accounting year 2013 the association had 29 members. The total amount of WEEE recycled in 2013 equalled over 23 000 tons, i.e. over 4 kilograms per inhabitant.
Our network and expertise ensures compliance for producers and importers allowing them to focus on their core business.
As well as consolidating our presence throughout Europe, ERP is currently working to expand its expertise into new territories, such as Turkey and Israel.
Braun, Electrolux, HP and Sony founded the European Recycling Platform in December 2002 to implement the European Union’s WEEE Directive.
- ERP was created in 2002
- ERP Finland was established 2005
- ERP offers compliance and recycling services in 40 countries
- ERP currently operates 25 compliance schemes
- 95 employees constantly manage and monitor ERP services
- ERP has more than 3000 agreements with producer members
- 32 Fortune-500 companies are ERP members
(Data – September 2013)