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Published on April 3rd, 2017 | by The GC Team

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REPIC’s “Powering Communities” campaign promotes responsible recycling

As part of its latest “Responsible Recycling” initiative, REPIC, the not-for-profit Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) producer recycling scheme, is launching its “Powering Communities” campaign. This will give community groups, schools and good causes from ten UK regions the chance to each win £500 worth of vouchers for new electrical products.

The campaign is being rolled out by REPIC to mark the tenth anniversary of the Government’s WEEE Directive, which was designed to encourage and regulate the collection, reuse, recycling and recovery of WEEE. The scheme is also celebrating its long-term partnerships with ten selected local authorities across the UK.

The total prize pot of £5,000 will be split across the ten preselected UK regions and is open to any local community group, school, or good cause – such as not-for-profit organisations and registered charities. They simply need to answer two questions: “What electrical product do you need and how will it make a difference?” Followed by: “What is the name of the REPIC Robot mascot?”

Mark Burrows-Smith, CEO of REPIC, says: “We’re proud to have collected and treated over two million tonnes of WEEE to date and hope that the Powering Communities campaign will encourage people to think about responsibly recycling their old electricals, particularly when they purchase new ones. It’s great to team up with local councils and we’re looking forward to receiving the entries.”

Those wishing to enter can complete the online form via REPIC’s Responsible Recycling website www.responsible-recycling.co.uk. The closing date for applications is 19th June 2017. The prize awarded will be a £500 Amazon voucher.

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