WEEE Wednesday 21 February 2018
11 December 2017

‘Concern’ over Q3 WEEE collection drop

WEEE producer compliance schemes have expressed concern over the latest figures for the collection of waste electricals from households, which suggest that 2017 targets may be missed. Provisional data, which was published on the ...

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9 February 2018

UK the biggest contributor to ERP’s milestone

 

The European Recycling Platform (ERP) has announced it has collected and treated more than 3 million tonnes of WEEE across the continent since its foundation in 2002. This equates to preventing the emission of more than 32 million...

5 February 2018

WEEE fee to include £3.50 per-tonne ‘flat-rate’

 

WEEE – waste electrical and electronic equipment – compliance fees for 2017 will be set using a methodology drawn up by the Joint Trade Associations, it has been revealed. This will include a ‘flat rate’ of £3.50 per ...

29 January 2018

Reaching high standards at AO Recycling

 

Environmental protection needs high standards all-round but for the recycling sector finding the investment to achieve this can be a challenge. Unusually for the retail world, AO.com – a leading online electrical retailer – ...

22 January 2018

UK may struggle to meet 20% WEEE target hike

 

Ahead of an upcoming rise in the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) targets for 2019, a downward trend in the amount collected suggests the UK may face challenges in meeting the goal. In 2019, the overall target ...

16 January 2018

Agency reminds industry of charges consultation

 

The Environment Agency today reminded the waste and recycling sector about its current consultation on fees and charging. The consultation closes at 11.45pm on 26 January 2018, with the date having been extended to give more time ...

15 December 2017

WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets

 

Amidst concerns that the UK could miss recycling targets for waste electrical equipment this year, operators of treatment plants have warned that the way regulators classify WEEE is a factor behind any shortfall. The plant ...

13 November 2017

Data security concerns ‘hampering’ WEEE recycling

 

Concerns over data security are preventing some consumers from recycling their broken and unused electrical products, according to a survey by the WEEE producer compliance scheme Repic. The survey, conducted in September 2017, ...

27 October 2017

WEEE fee proposal aims to ‘boost’ CA site collection

 

Proposals submitted for the 2017 WEEE compliance fee methodology will address local authority concerns over direct collections of electrical waste from civic amenity sites, an industry body has claimed. The Joint Trade Association...

20 October 2017

Defra consults on ‘open scope’ WEEE changes

 

Defra has launched a consultation on potential changes to the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) system, which will bring into effect ‘open scope’ requirements, changing the way that some types of WEEE are classified.

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