WEEE Saturday 30 May 2015
Scotland's Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead (centre) with staff at Asda in Elgin 21 April 2015

News in brief (21/04/15)

With news on: Biffa WEEE collections; Scottish bag levy progress; CK Melrose investment, and; Grundon & Carbon8 tanker. (more…)


With the latest news on issues affecting the WEEE sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


Around 41 million tonnes of WEEE was discarded globally in 2014, according to the UN 20 April 2015

WEEE arisings increasing globally, UN report finds


The amount of WEEE being generated across the globe reached around 41.8 million tonnes in 2014, and is due to reach close to 50 million tonnes before the end of the decade, research published by the UN suggests. These are among ...

Firefighters tackle the blaze overnight at Recycling Lives' Longridge Road depot. Picture courtesy: Lancashire Fire and Rescue 10 April 2015

Recycling Lives hit by scrap fire at Preston site


Lancashire-based WEEE and metal recycling firm Recycling Lives has suffered a major fire overnight at its scrap metal site at Longridge Road, Preston. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the site before 21:40 ...

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Revised Agency data indicates WEEE target met


Revised data published by the Environment Agency today (April 2) has confirmed that the UK has exceeded its 2014 target to collect 490,000 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Questions had been raised over ...

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BIS settles on final 2015 WEEE target


The collection target for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is to rise by around 16,000 tonnes for 2015 compared to 2014 the Department for Business (BIS) has revealed. The news comes despite uncertainty over ...

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...

(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.

Around 41 million tonnes of WEEE was discarded globally in 2014, according to the UN 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, ...

Around 41 million tonnes of WEEE was discarded globally in 2014, according to the UN 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 ...

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