WEEE Friday 6 March 2015
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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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 ...

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...

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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  

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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. ...

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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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BIS opts for JTA compliance fee proposal


The government has selected proposals for a WEEE compliance fee that will see schemes charged a higher rate the further they are from their target. The proposal was put forward jointly by waste electrical and electronic equipment...

BIS has revealed that WEEE collection targets for 2014 have been met 27 January 2015

BIS confirms it will set compliance fee


BIS has today (January 27) confirmed to WEEE compliance schemes that it will be pressing ahead with its plans to introduce a compliance fee, and will reveal next week how the fee will be calculated. The announcement, from the ...

The containers were filled with items from and loaded at Appiahdeep Company Ltd’s premises in Rainham 22 January 2015

Waste director prosecuted for illegal Ghana WEEE exports


The director of an East London recycling firm has received a 40-week suspended prison sentence following 11 failed attempts to illegally ship WEEE to Ghana. Moses Appiah, the 57-year-old sole director of Appiahdeep Company Ltd in ...

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