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Repic appoints new Environmental Affairs Manager

Repic, the UK’s largest B2C waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme (PCS), has boosted its team with the appointment of Sarah Downes as Environmental Affairs Manager. Sarah’s extensive experience of working in sustainability policy will help Repic strengthen its industry position and service offering.

Repic is committed to working alongside stakeholders in the industry to increase the efficiency of the current UK WEEE system; as such, Sarah will focus on building structural networks and bringing stakeholders together to influence the long-term development of WEEE recycling in the UK.

Prior to joining Repic, Sarah was Head of Sustainable Consumption and Production for the North West Regional Development Agency. She brings with her a wealth of environmental experience, having held roles in the Environment Agency’s Environment Protection and Planning departments, and also acting as a Waste Policy Advisor to the Welsh Assembly Government. In addition, Sarah has worked on several regional recycling market development initiatives for WRAP.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr Philip Morton, CEO of Repic, said: "Sarah’s expertise in waste policy and sustainable consumption will help us to stay at the cutting edge of legislative changes and allow us to work productively with our partners to reduce leakage from the WEEE recycling system."

Sarah said of her new role: "Repic is the premier brand in the market and my job will be to ensure that it continues to be the most trusted and knowledgeable PCS in the industry. There is no doubt that the changes that are currently anticipated in relation to the WEEE Directive will mean that the UK has to work harder to establish an improved WEEE processing system, so I will be working with partners both here in the UK and abroad to make sure we meet the higher targets."

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