WEEE Friday 28 July 2017
26 June 2017

Councils seek assurances over ‘commercial’ fridges

Concerns were raised by some local authorities last week that waste electrical equipment – principally fridges that ...


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25 July 2017

Recolight warning over online retailer WEEE compliance


Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme Recolight has warned that sellers of as many as 20% of the total of LED lamps sold to consumers in the UK may be in breach of WEEE regulations. The ...

19 July 2017

MP hails job success at SWEEEP plant


Conservative MP Gordon Henderson has praised the “employment success” of the SWEEEP Kuusakoski waste electrical and electronics equipment plant in Kent, 10 years on from when he opened it in 2007. Mr Henderson, who is MP for ...

18 July 2017

WRAP finds consumers ‘not using WEEE recycling services’


Fewer than 10% of UK households use household recycling schemes for their unwanted electrical products, according to a report published today (18 July) by WRAP. In ‘Switched on to Value: Powering Business Change’, the ...

30 June 2017

80-tonne shredder forms heart of AO WEEE plant


AO Recycling has launched what it describes as the UK’s largest fridge recycling facility in Shropshire, at the heart of which is a bespoke 80-tonne shredding machine.   The facility in Telford is part of a new venture between ...

WEEE fee 25 June 2017

‘Open Scope’ could push up producer costs for WEEE


UK regulations on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment could remain with 14 categories but have protocols to produce six categories, senior Defra official Melanie Foster has explained. The changes would be ...

22 June 2017

Zero Waste Scotland reports growth of ‘Revolve’ standard


Zero Waste Scotland has announced that two private sector businesses have joined its reuse quality certification scheme, Revolve. The addition of textile recycling company Nathan’s Wastesavers and IT asset recovery firm Re-tek ...

22 June 2017

Fridge standards and producer ‘allocation’ on WEEE agenda


AO Recycling – the Telford-based fridge and WEEE recycling specialist – has called for a ‘universal ratings system’ for fridge processors, which it claims would enshrine ‘consistent’ processing standards within the industry.

19 June 2017

Recycling Lives heralds £4.1m in social value


The Recycling Lives (UK) charity's annual Social Value report for 2015/16 estimates that during the year its work created £4.1 million in social value. Published today (19 June) the report covers the work of the charity which ...

19 June 2017

EU to discuss RoHS Directive ‘reuse’ amendments


Negotiations over the future of the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive – which will impact the handling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) – are due to take place in Brussels this week (21 June...

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