PV Cycle, the European initiative to ensure photovoltaic take back and compliance to the Recast WEEE Directive has announced that it has opened a UK office to enable it to have better access to UK-based PV value chain actors in their new compliance and waste treatment obligations and play a pivotal role in contributing to the current UK WEEE transposition process.
The UK office, staffed by experienced personnel, will continue to serve UK PV companies via the Association’s existing Business-to-Business 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 regionalisation programme that PV Cycle initiated in summer 2012 with the creation of its first national office in Italy. PV Cycle started out as a centralised, pan-European take-back and recycling solution with the aim of enabling its members to execute their commitment to extended producer responsibility and now represents approximately 90 per cent of the European PV market.