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EERA welcomes new president Kurt Kyck

Kurt Kyck has been appointed as the new president of the European Electronics Recycling Association (EERA). He has a track record going back 40 years – as managing director of KMK Metals Recycling, the leading metals and e-scrap recycling company in Ireland.

Kyck was ratified as president last Wednesday at the EERA board meeting in Amsterdam. He is taking over from Rasmus Bergstrom.

The Irish entrepreneur, who currently employs over 100 people at KMK Metals Recycling, has been an active board member for six years.

The recycling firm processes about 75% of Ireland’s e-scrap, transforming waste appliances into base metals, plastic and components, ready to be recycled into raw materials.

‘It is my great pleasure to be elected to this prestigious position,’ Kyck says. ‘I look forward to progressing EERA’s aim to create a circular economy where electrical and electronic waste is managed as a resource and is returned to the economy as equipment for reuse or as a raw material. We will also press ahead with the organisation’s vision that the WEEE industry should operate on a level playing field with mandatory European Treatment Standards.’

Meanwhile, the position of vice president has been awarded to Esteban Marijuan Requesta, general manager of Indumetal Recycling in Spain.

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