With a new WEEE receptacle from Pooling Partners, Recupel is the first to offer a solution that fully complies with European Agreement ADR 2015

Small electronic equipment can now also be collected and transported in accordance with the guidelines

Pallet pooling and production company Pooling Partners is the first in Europe to introduce a receptacle that complies with the latest requirements for transporting waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The new WEEE receptacle was recently put into use by the Belgian organisation Recupel, which is responsible for collecting and treating old electronic equipment for all of Belgium.

The European guidelines for the ‘transport of dangerous substances and articles’ were revised this year (ADR 2015). As a result, the bulk transport of WEEE products that contain lithium batteries is no longer permitted. Recupel recognised the need to change its collection and transport methods and initiated a project together with Pooling Partners to find a solution.

The new WEEE receptacle, which Pooling Partners developed in conjunction with Recupel, is the first receptacle suitable for the collection of small devices containing a lithium battery such as mobile telephones, tablets and small domestic equipment. Transparent plastic panels attached to the inside of the wooden frame prevent small parts from falling out, while still remaining visible. The simple, foldable box can be transported and stored compactly when empty. This translates into low transport and storage costs.

ADR 2015 applies to an increasing number of devices

Peter Sabbe, CEO of Recupel, explains that an increasing number of devices contain a lithium battery and must therefore satisfy the new guidelines. “Doing nothing is not an option. This solution combines compliance, practicality and cost-effectiveness.”

Ingrid Faber, CEO of Pooling Partners, says that while pilot trials have been carried out with the new WEEE receptacle elsewhere in Europe Belgium is the first country with a national solution that fully complies with the guidelines. “We expect other countries to follow shortly.” Faber is enthusiastic about the innovative partnership with Recupel. “We’ve worked together with Recupel on the WEEE receptacles for some time. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with them in the years to come.”

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About Recupel and WEEE

Recupel has been guaranteeing the collection and processing of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) throughout Belgium since 2001. WEEE is considered to be hazardous waste, and for that reason it is subjected to specific regulations. This waste needs to be collected and processed in a transparent, sustainable and efficient manner that is also in accordance with legislation pertaining to waste. Further information can be found on Recupel's website www.recupel.be

About Pooling Partners

Pooling Partners is the largest business in full service pallet (box) pooling and manufacturing in Europe. The Dutch family company, which has a history dating back to 1891, encompasses a total of 17 subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and the UK.

Pooling Partners offers a range of products and services from wooden pallet production to rental, exchange, sale, trade return, repair and recycle, to logistic management of wooden and synthetic, standard and customised load carriers. The products and services are delivered in many markets and industries throughout Europe and beyond. The wood used to make the pallets comes from sustainably managed forests and is PEFC™ or FSC® certified.

The company encourages customers to become part of the circular pallet economy, driving standardisation within branches and across branches nationally and Europe wide. Less pallet types, robust specifications and dense networks of users pooling their pallets, ensure perfectly efficient and sustainable pallet use and recycling.

The company has an annual turnover of 300 million euros and over 800 employees. The company is headquartered in Eck en Wiel in the Netherlands. For more information, visit: www.poolingpartners.eu

IPP Logipal in the UK & Ireland, part of Pooling Partners

Formed in 2005, IPP Logipal UK & Ireland has grown rapidly to become the second largest pooling supplier in the UK & Ireland and establish itself as a leading high quality pallet pooling specialist.

The company’s principal clients are in the FMCG, retail, recycling and electronic sectors. It is a member of Timcon, the timber packaging and pallet confederation.

IPP Logipal UK & Ireland, part of Pooling Partners, is a wholly-owned business of Faber Halbertsma Group.

For more information, visit: www.poolingpartners.com

For further press information on Pooling Partners, contact either country director, Carl McInerney on 01676 524000 or Jeremy Snook at JSPR on 01235 227572. Mobile: 07957 867139. E-mail: jeremy.snook@jspr.co.uk

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Pooling PartnersPooling Partners by Faber Halbertsma Group provides a range of supply and rental options for pallets and boxes across Europe. It is Europe’s leader in pooling and production of pallets and boxes. Its parent Faber Halbertsma Group has a rich heritage stretching back over 100 years. Pooling Partners operates three pooling networks to simplify pallet and box use every day. IPP Logipal, part of Pooling Partners, is one of the leading pallet and box rental providers to fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) supply chains and to industrial sectors across Europe. It works within major consumer goods markets in Europe delivering first class pooling systems for demanding supply chains. IPP Logipal is also well-known in the industrial sector, where its re-usable pool pallets and boxes provide tangible benefits to customers who use them to store, handle and transport raw materials, semi-manufactured and finished product across Europe. Pooling Partners also operates in the demanding chemical and polymer sectors providing an efficient and effective industry-wide pallet pool across Europe and Turkey offering tangible benefits for many users of CP pallets. It has developed over almost twenty years by reducing waste and strongly growing packaging re-use. Pooling Partners is the market leader in pool management of exchangeable and standardised load carriers. By offering Europe-wide solutions to companies in logistics, industry and commerce it perfects the handling of Euro Pallets, mesh boxes and Dusseldorfer pallets, together with some special load carriers such as E-boxes and H1-pallets. Customers pick up pallets from Pooling Partners wherever they are loading and return pallets wherever and whenever they want – all via a network of 10,000 pooling stations all over Europe. Pooling Partners also owns one of Europe’s largest pallet production operations delivering 20 million pallets to customers each year. Wooden pallets are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) sourced wood, working to PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) accreditation standards. Faber Halbertsma Group has an annual turnover of around 300 million Euros and employs more than 800 people. A family business with roots dating back to the 19th Century, Faber Halbertsma Group is based in Eck en Wiel, the Netherlands. IPP Logipal in the UK & Ireland, part of Pooling PartnersFormed in 2005, IPP Logipal UK & Ireland has grown rapidly to become the second largest pooling supplier in the UK & Ireland and establish itself as a leading high quality pallet pooling specialist. The company’s principal clients are in the FMCG, retail, recycling and electronic sectors. It is a member of Timcon, the timber packaging and pallet confederation. IPP Logipal UK & Ireland, part of Pooling Partners, is a wholly-owned business of Faber Halbertsma Group. For more information, visit: www.poolingpartners.com For further press information on IPP Logipal UK & Ireland, contact either country director, Carl McInerney on 01676 524000 or Jeremy Snook at JSPR on 01235 227572. Mobile: 07957 867139. E-mail: jeremy.snook@jspr.co.uk

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