News Friday 26 February 2021
6 February 2021

Online retailers may have duty to collect WEEE

VIDEO REPORT: The government is to consider requiring online retailers and marketplaces to collect old electronics from consumers to ensure their obligations are the same as those of physical retailers. Published today (26 February), the commitment forms part of the government’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee’...

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18 February 2021

Material Focus explores kerbside WEEE collections


Material Focus is carrying out research into local authority kerbside collections for small mixed waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Formerly known as the WEEE Fund, Material Focus is a not-for-profit organisation ...

18 February 2021

Appointments round-up (18/02/21)


With news of: director appointments at Grundon; chair at Reuse; Apprentices at Powerday; and senior posts at Averda Two board additions at Grundon ...

18 February 2021

Opinion: ‘Getting the most out of recycled fridges’


While fridges contain metal for recycling and much more can be recovered and recycled, reuse is also an important option, as Robert Sant, managing director of AO Recycling, explains. In this article Mr Sant explains the work involved to ...

18 February 2021

Consultations will have food waste ‘transition timelines’


Second consultations on the Environment Bill will include a focus on “transition timelines” for the proposed move to mandatory food waste collections. The timelines idea was explained by Defra waste and recycling policy ...

17 February 2021

Recolight CEO handed conditional discharge


Nigel Harvey, the CEO of lighting industry compliance scheme Recolight, was found guilty of wilful obstruction of the highway at the City of London magistrates’ court today (17 February). Having pleaded not guilty, he was given ...

17 February 2021

NE Lincs to collect paper on four-weekly basis


North East Lincolnshire council is launching a new recycling service from 8 March which will see the authority collect paper separately on a four-weekly basis. The council will also collect other dry recyclables every four weeks ...

17 February 2021

WRAP predicts ‘renaissance’ of instore clothing takebacks


Resources charity WRAP has predicted that the in-store takeback of clothing will undergo a “renaissance” when lockdown restrictions are lifted. As a result, the charity has published a best practice guidance for retailers ...

17 February 2021

‘Cut VAT on recycled materials,’ say MPs


VAT reductions to encourage the use of recycled materials and repair services would help the UK ‘grow back better’ after Covid-19, according to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). The EAC, which is a ...

16 February 2021

Cawleys partners with Coventry battery centre


Luton-based waste management company Cawleys announced today (16 February) it has become the waste and recycling partner for the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) in Coventry. The £130 million UKBIC is a publicly funded...

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