AEW campaign takes WEEE recycling drive to next level

The Association of Electrical Wholesalers (AEW) launches campaign aimed to help boost recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)...

The Association of Electrical Wholesalers (AEW) is asking electrical wholesalers to help boost recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) by encouraging customers to return their waste light fittings and lamps.

AEW is running a poster campaign at every trade counter nationwide aimed at highlighting a free recycling service for customers.

As the poster campaign coincides with the start of the lighting season, AEW Administrator, Ken Legros, is confident that it will generate significant increases in the amount of WEEE recycled through electrical wholesalers over the next five or six months. “The AEW and its 100+ members have worked closely with WEEE Ireland and Irish Lamps Recycling over the last few years to improve the WEEE recycling performance in the industry and this new campaign is aimed at taking it to the next level”, says Ken.

“Some electrical wholesalers have been doing a sterling job when it comes to recycling, while others are now starting to follow suit, so I would encourage all AEW members to visit the WEEE Ireland website to learn more about recycling best practice”.

On a more general note, AEW membership has been reinvigorated this year with the addition of CEF and also a number of independent wholesalers, with the result that the AEW now represents over 90% of electrical wholesalers in the Republic of Ireland. New members are always welcome, however, and membership for 2021 is now open. To apply, email Ken Legros at or call him on 085 2072761.

The AEW is affiliated to the Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland (EIFI) and represents the views of electrical wholesalers in that forum. The AEW is currently working on two ‘hot topics’, firstly, the New Wiring Rules and secondly, a staff training programme. To find out more, AEW members are encouraged to attend the next AEW meeting which will be held in the Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley at 3.00 pm on Wednesday 11th November.

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