PV CYCLE establishes UK representation

New country office to coordinate WEEE-compliance for UK PV market

Brussels, June 19, 2013 – PV CYCLE today announced that it has opened a country representation in the United Kingdom. The UK branch will enable the pan-European take-back and recycling scheme for PV module waste to better serve UK-based PV value chain actors in their new waste treatment obligations and will play a pivotal role in contributing to the current WEEE transposition process at national level.

The UK representation, staffed by experienced personnel, will continue to serve UK PV companies via the Association’s existing B2B infrastructure consisting of a network of fixed collection points and a direct pick-up service. In addition, the country office intends to both ensure the legal compliance of UK Producers and support distributors, wholesalers, retailers and any other value chain actors that do not fall under the WEEE Producer definition.

“We are now building upon our ability to offer attractive WEEE-compliance solutions to our existing members and to UK PV companies and module owners”, said Jan Clyncke, Managing Director at PV CYCLE. With hundreds of collection points, certified waste transporters and specialized recycling partners, PV CYCLE is today’s only fully operational take-back and recycling scheme for all types of PV technologies.

The UK subsidiary adds on to a broader regionalization program that PV CYCLE initiated in summer 2012 with the creation of its first national office in Italy. PV CYCLE started out as a centralized, pan-European take-back and recycling solution with the aim of enabling its members to execute their commitment to extended producer responsibility. PV CYCLE represents approximately 90% of the European PV market today.

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Pia Alina Lange – PR & Communications Manager, PV CYCLE alina.lange@pvcycle.org