WEEE Tuesday 1 December 2015
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Councils see decline in tenders for WEEE

Councils have reported that competitive tendering for WEEE from civic amenity sites has reduced since changes were made to laws governing the collection of e-waste.


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WEEE presented for export by Daniels Recycling. (Image: Environment Agency) 24 November 2015

Daniels Recycling prosecuted for African WEEE export


The directors of Warrington-based Daniels Recycling, who pleaded guilty last week to illegally exporting electrical waste to West Africa, have criticised the Environment Agency for its handling of the case. Daniels Recycling Ltd ...

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Scrap metal moving despite price pressure


Metal recyclers are seeing prices in ferrous grades still failing to rise significantly from recent lows in value although material is described as “continuing to move”. However, falls in the copper price are adding to ...

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Feeney steps down as Environcom chief executive


Environcom chief executive Sean Feeney is to move on from the day-to-day running of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling business, the company has confirmed. Mr Feeney, a former Tesco and Dixons ...

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Morton: WEEE costs will react to commodity prices


Producers of electrical goods could have to pay more to comply with rules governing the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) if commodity prices continue to drop, the head of a WEEE compliance scheme has suggested.

Dixons - new washing machine delivery and collection of old machiner 29 October 2015

Questions over ‘consumer benefit’ of WEEE regulations


Consumers are contributing more towards the collection cost for waste electrical goods from the doorstep since changes to the law were brought in to reduce the amount that electronics producers pay to recycle WEEE, some in the sector have ...

Disassembly work at Yorwaste's Electrical Recycling Company at Hessay, York 28 October 2015

CA sites under pressure as York WEEE plant closes


Huge strains in the waste electrical and electronic equipment sector are threatening to cause problems at civic amenity sites and in the treatment chain, with the closure of one business and another withdrawing from some local authority ...

Local authorities are facing reduced prices for commodities, particularly scrap metal, although cardboard prices are relatively steady 22 October 2015

Metal price falls add to volatility for councils


The falling price of scrap metal is adding to the impact of reduced commodity prices in the local authority sector and causing concerns in the WEEE sector. Local authorities are having to face up to reduced prices for light iron ...

computers weee 22 October 2015

WRAP Cymru rolls out £9.5m recycling initiatives


The Welsh Government is to pour £9.5 million into three new recycling programmes launched today (October 22) at the WRAP Cymru Conference in Cardiff. The initiatives, which are to be spearheaded by WRAP Cymru, will focus on ...

The EU LIFE-funded project seeks to explore commercial opportunities for recivering raw materials from WEEE 14 October 2015

WRAP-led European project to look at WEEE material recovery


A 2.1 million euro (£1.56 million) project to explore commercial opportunities for recovering raw materials from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) was announced by WRAP today (October 14) in partnership with European ...

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