New EU rules create climate for change in waste sector

WASTE management companies should see stringent new European Union rules on the disposal of electronic waste as an opportunity to overhaul their resource management processes, according to a workforce management expert.
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Oct. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- The EU has tightened the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) to require member states to collect 45 per cent of electronic equipment sold for approved recycling or disposal from 2016, potentially rising to 65 per cent by 2019.

It is anticipated that the new directive will have a huge impact on the e-waste recycling sector, delivering a five-fold increase in the amount of equipment that is collected and making it easier for firms to extract valuable materials such as gold, silver, copper and rare metals.

While the continued focus on responsible disposal should create plenty of positive opportunities for the waste management sector, operators must ensure their internal processes can cope as their physical resources become stretched.

That’s the verdict of Graham Whistance, developer of the workforce management mobile phone application, MyMobileWorkers (, which has helped a number of waste management SMEs to restructure their resources.

Whistance says: “European scrutiny of the UK’s waste management regime has rarely been more acute, which bodes well in terms of new business opportunities. However, it could backfire on some operators unless they are fully prepared.

“There’s little point in winning new contracts and going for growth if your people and equipment are not managed accurately enough to handle the gear change.  

“The days of pen, paper and filing cabinets are long gone and there is a wealth of technology on the market that allows operators to update the progress of jobs or vehicles, assess the cost-effectiveness of journeys and file reports on location.

“In a sector that’s estimated to be worth more than £7.5bn, we have seen huge investment in recycling and disposal technology. Those firms which also mirror that innovation investment in their resource management will truly prosper as the market continues to expand.”

MyMobileWorkers is the UK’s first pay-as-you-go workforce management app at 25p a job. Since it was developed in November 2011, it has helped numerous SMEs to save nearly £4m through scrapping paperwork and switching work processes to a mobile app.


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Notes to editors:

is a market leading provider of mobile workforce management software MyMobileWorkers.

The company was founded by Graham Whistance in 2002 to revolutionise the way organisations manage their mobile staff and respond to their customers’ needs.

Momote’s cutting-edge software enables real-time information exchange between an organisation and its mobile employees - resulting in vast cost efficiencies and productivity gains.

Today Momote has a vast client base spanning SMEs, household names and multinational organisations. Customers include Iveco, Autoglass, Harvey’s Furniture and Comet.

MyMobileWorkers is Momote’s most recent innovation in this space taking best practice learned developing systems for Blue Chip organisations, and presenting a model that is affordable and accessible to smaller business owners with mobile workforces.  

MyMobileWorkers won the Rising Star Award ( in the 2011 Mobile Star Enterprise Workforce Management category. The 10th Annual Mobile Star Awards saw top mobile products, success stories and visionaries honored in a competition voted for by the readers of MobileVillage.

MyMobileWorkers is 25p a job and can also be bought on a contract. To sign up for a free trial of mymobileworkers visit

Around 50% of Momote’s work is within the retail and logistics industry.

Momote’s clients are guaranteed a flexible service tailored to their individual needs, and rapid return on investment (ROI). On average Momote’s clients see a return on investment within three to six months.

Momote’s technical prowess in the wireless arena is underpinned by the team’s passion and commitment to staying one step ahead of the competition.

The word ‘Momote’ means ‘anywhere’ or ‘everywhere’.

The company is located in The Parks, Haydock, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 OJQ.

For more information, detailed case studies, and free trial software visit or call 08700 170 220.
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