Founding Members are WEEE producer compliance schemes that join the new organisation before 1 May 2013.
To be eligible, the application to become Full Member must come from (individual or collective) WEEE producer compliance schemes located in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, that are contracted by producers to undertake producer obligations related to WEEE legislation.
Founding Members could choose to pay in total €7.500 as entry fee for the whole five-year period 2013-17. Non-Founding Members that choose to join after 1 November 2013 will be expected to pay €3.000 annually.
Apart from these two tangible benefits, i.e. application for a position in the WGC and the opportunity to pay €7.500, the other benefit is that Founding Members can profile themselves as the ‘fathers’ of the new organisation, the mission of which is to become a centre of excellence in the area of auditors training. See Article 6 of the Articles of Association concerning Full and Associate Members.
The twenty-five producer compliance schemes who took part in the constituent General Assembly in Prague on 17 April are: Amb3E, Asekol, Budget Pack Environmental, EÅF, Ecodom, Ecolec, EcoLogic, Eco-systèmes, Eco Tic, Elektrowin, El-Kretsen,elretur, el:Retur, European Recycling Platform, Recupel, ReMedia, Repic, Retela, RoRec, SENS e-Recycling, SWICO, UFH,Wecycle, WEEE Ireland and Zeos.
All members, except European Recycling Platform and Budget Pack Environmental, are members of the WEEE Forum. The
WEEELABEX organisation is independent from the WEEE Forum.