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13 March 2020

MPs launch inquiry into WEEE and the circular economy

The Environmental Audit Committee has re-launched an inquiry into electronic waste and the circular economy today, 13 March, looking at how the UK can deal with waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The previous EAC ...


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10 March 2020

Defra slashes WEEE collection targets


Defra has proposed to slash its target for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for 2020 by around 12,000 tonnes. The proposed target for 2020 stands at 537,976 tonnes, down from a 550,577 tonne ...

4 March 2020

Compliance fee ‘largely to blame’ for WEEE target miss


The AATF Forum has partly blamed the sector’s failure to meet 2019’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection targets on the compliance fee mechanism. The Forum, a representative body for the WEEE treatment ...

2 March 2020

WEEE targets missed for third consecutive year


Figures published by the Environment Agency yesterday, 1 March, suggest collection targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) have been missed for a third year in a row. Compliance schemes collected a total of ...

17 February 2020

Reuse rates jump in 2019, says Reuse Network


Reuse charities and social enterprises prevented 125,000 tonnes of household furniture and electrical items from going to landfill in 2019, up 4% on the previous year. The numbers come from the Reuse Network in its 2019 Impact ...

13 February 2020

REPIC names chief exec as Burrows-Smith moves on


Louise Grantham has been appointed as the new chief executive of REPIC, replacing the outgoing Mark Burrows-Smith. Ms Grantham will move into the role in March, when Mr Burrows-Smith moves to become group chief executive of ...

7 February 2020

Inmates recycle 1.3 million items of WEEE


Waste management company Recycling Lives says its prison-based HMP Academies recycled more than 1.3 million items of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) last year. The company says the scheme reduced reoffending rates...

4 February 2020

JTA’s compliance fee proposal approved


The  proposal submitted by the Joint Trade Association for 2019’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance fee has been approved by ministers. To be administered by accountancy group Mazars, the proposal was ...

27 January 2020

WEEE management book offers insights into plastics


BOOK REVIEW: Recycling expert and senior member of ISWA, Jeff Cooper, reviews the recently published book 'Electronic Waste Management', which is edited by Gev H Eduljee and R M Harrison. The title is part of a series looking at ...

23 January 2020

East Northants praises kerbside WEEE collections


East Northamptonshire council says it has gathered approximately 13 tonnes of small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) since a weekly kerbside collection was launched last month. On 09 December, the council announced...