WEEE Friday 22 September 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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5 September 2017

WEEE collection drop puts targets in spotlight

 

Collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) have fallen in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period 12 months earlier, figures published by the Environment Agency suggest. And, the data indicates ...

16 August 2017

EA updates export guidance for range of materials

 

Updated guidance relating to the export of packaging, batteries and waste electrical items for recycling has been issued by the Environment Agency. The guidance relates to the rules surrounding the need to send materials to plants...

3 August 2017

Councils invited to bid for WEEE funding

 

Producers and retailers of electrical equipment have this week launched a £665,000 fund to support projects, led by local authorities, which will deliver increased levels of re-use and recycling of waste electrical equipment. ...

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 ...

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