Two of the largest WEEE compliance schemes in France, Eco-systèmes and Récyclum will continue as 1 organization as of 1 January 2018, called ESR. The president of Eco-systèmes, Alain Grimm Hecker, has been appointed as the president of the new organization. This merger will make ESR the largest French WEEE compliance scheme, with a put-on-market share of over 80%. The organization will be authorized to handle most categories of WEEE. The only exception is the category of PV panels, these will still need to be handled by PVCycle France.