WEEE Friday 27 March 2015
Environment Agency officers intercepted six containers from Bakour Ltd that they deemed to contain illegal shipments of WEEE 23 March 2015

Suspended jail term for director in WEEE export case

A Wokingham shipping company has been fined and its director handed a suspended prison sentence for attempting to illegally ship Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) to West Africa. Bakour Limited and company director...

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(l-r) Mike Green, Kevin Smith and Paul Middleton 10 March 2015

Appointments round-up 10/03/2015

 

With news on Remondis UK promoting from within; director of sales joining Yorwaste, Recolight appointing board members and chair; and, fresh faces at technology firm Yotta.

The Environment Agency is investigating a disparity in WEEE recycling data 9 March 2015

Disparity in WEEE data under Agency scrutiny

 

The Environment Agency is investigating an apparent disparity in figures outlining the amount of WEEE collected for recycling – with new data suggesting that the UK could have fallen short of its collection target. Last month, ...

The Environment Agency is investigating a disparity in WEEE recycling data 4 March 2015

BIS outlines WEEE target plans for 2015

 

Compliance schemes have been told how targets for each of the categories of WEEE are likely to be calculated in 2015, days after the government’s announcement that 2014 collection targets have been met. Proposals distributed to ...

The WEEE sector is digesting the final collection figures for 2014 26 February 2015

Mixed views over 2014 WEEE performance

 

Responses to yesterday’s announcement by business minister Matthew Hancock that the UK has met its WEEE collection target in 2014 have been mixed, with some questioning the financial benefits of new WEEE regulations. Mr Hancock ...

BIS has revealed that WEEE collection targets for 2014 have been met 25 February 2015

BIS minister hails first year of new WEEE regime

 

A government minister has hailed the first year of compliance under the revised WEEE regulations as a success, claiming that changes to legislation have saved electronics producers close to £20 million. The comments come ...

Guidance has been released on the classification of dual use WEEE 23 February 2015

BIS offers guidance on dual use WEEE

 

Guidance has been published today (February 23) outlining how electronic goods should be classified in line with changes to the law governing business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) WEEE. Definitions of household...

Professional boxer George Groves attended the launch event 13 February 2015

News in brief

 

With news on; Powerday boxer bursary; ACE UK appoints Printwaste Recycling; Keenan Recycling Scottish waste regs boost; Scottish Young Recycler award winner named, and; WasteCare acquires majority stake  

IT equipment is dismantled, refurbished and remanufactured at RDC's Braintree facility 6 February 2015

Essex IT recycler acquired for £56m by US electronics giant

 

Computer reuse and recycling firm RDC has been acquired by the US electronics giant Arrow, in a deal worth around £56 million. Based in Colorado, Arrow distributes IT and data storage equipment to firms across the globe. ...

Environcom processes white goods at its Grantham site 3 February 2015

Environcom fined after worker struck by washing machine

 

A Lincolnshire-based WEEE recycling firm was fined £100,000 yesterday (February 2) for safety failings, after a worker was struck by a washing machine which fell from a grabber. Desond Adlington, 48, of Grantham, suffered three ...

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