WEEE Tuesday 21 January 2020
7 January 2020

Agency allows time to prepare for POPs rules

With changes looming in the classification of waste plastic produced by the treatment of some waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), the Environment Agency is to allow an interim period for recyclers to apply to vary their permits...


With the latest news on issues affecting the WEEE sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


6 January 2020

Brothers given jail terms for WEEE fraud


Two brothers from Solihull have been handed prison sentences following an Environment Agency prosecution into a £1.48 million fraud case involving waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Between January 2011 and ...

3 January 2020

Retailers disappointed by Defra WEEE decision


The consortium that put forward a plan for the fifth phase of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) has expressed disappointment that Defra has not accepted its proposal in full. ...

2 January 2020

Large retailers obliged to collect WEEE instore


Large retailers will be required to take back waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) instore from 2021 following a significant decision taken by recycling minister Rebecca Pow. Under the last phase of the Distributor ...

2 January 2020

News in brief (02/01/2020)


With news on: Parc Adfer begins commercial operation; Wiser Recycling applies to vary licence; Viridor assumes control of Beddington ERF; Peel Environmental to fund DMG plant

19 December 2019

WEEE bodies call for treatment standards


Representatives from the European waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) recycling sector have called for the EU to implement minimum quality treatment standards. Signatories from APPLiA, DIGITALEUROPE, the European ...

16 December 2019

Defra urged to support instore WEEE take-back


The British Retail Consortium and environmental consultants Valpak have called on the secretary of state for the environment to approve a proposal for a fresh Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS). Operated by Valpak for 12 years, ...

13 December 2019

Uncertainty surrounds future shape of DTS


The UK’s current WEEE Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) comes to an end on 31 December and a revised proposal for January and beyond has yet to be approved by the government. The scheme, which enables retailers to cover their ...

9 December 2019

High levels of WEEE ‘scavenging’ across Europe


A report released by the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA) has suggested that there were high levels of 'scavenging' across Europe’s WEEE recycling sector in 2018. ‘Scavenging’ is effectively theft, and ...

6 December 2019

East Northants rolls out kerbside WEEE collections


East Northamptonshire council has announced that it will roll out a weekly kerbside collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) following a successful trial. From Monday, 09 December, the approximate 90,000 ...