The four new members are Cobat RAEE, Italy; Recyclia, Spain; Karo Sambhav, India; and EPRON, Nigeria. Karo Sambhav and EPRON represent the WEEE Forum’s first African and Asian members and join a list of members from across Europe, North America and Australasia.
The expansion of the WEEE Forum beyond its established European base reflects the recognised problem that e-waste has become in all parts of the world. The desire of administrations and businesses across the planet to address the issue and provide a clean and safe route for e-waste collection and recycling is manifested in new legislation and new organisations that directly target e-waste.
Pascal Leroy, director general of the WEEE Forum, says, “There is an increasing global interest in e-waste and ensuring that e-waste is dealt with correctly by competent and qualified organisations.” He continues, “New laws are backing up this interest and the experience the WEEE Forum and its members have in delivering effective e-waste management in a challenging legislative and operating environment is invaluable to organisations that are becoming involved in the sector. This is why the WEEE Forum welcomes new members, why they are attracted to us and why we continue to be the world's largest multi-national centre of competence for the management of e-waste.”