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BIS: Future WEEE targets “very achievable”

The UK will meet higher WEEE collection targets set by the EU through improved classification of business and household electrical goods, the head of environmental regulation at BIS has claimed. Speaking at the WEEE Conference in ...


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Sims Lifecycle Services, which operates at a site in Dumfries, Scotland, will be re-branded Sims Recycling Solutions 11 June 2015

Sims rebrands IT and mobile phone recycling businesses


Metal recycling giant Sims has rebranded its IT asset disposal and mobile phone recycling businesses under one name – Sims Recycling Solutions. The IT asset management business, based at the Irongray Business Park in Dumfries, ...

The fee paid by compliance schemes if they are short of WEEE recycling evidence could be passed on to councils 8 June 2015

WEEE compliance money ‘could go to councils’


Giving councils money raised from the WEEE compliance fee is to be considered by the Department for Business. Speaking at last week’s letsrecycle.com conference on the Recycling of WEEE (waste electrical and electronic ...

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Q1 2015 WEEE collection sees dual use boost


Collection data for the first quarter of 2015 published by the Environment Agency shows that the UK has made strong progress towards meeting its WEEE recycling target for the year. Progress has been aided by a change in guidance ...

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…)

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...

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