WEEE Tuesday 20 August 2019
19 August 2019

Funding boost for council kerbside WEEE collections

Around £3 million in funding has been made available to local authorities for initiatives aimed at boosting the recycling of small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) through kerbside collections. The funding is ...

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NEWS ARCHIVE

9 August 2019

Industry groups concerned over Agency’s POPs approach

 

EXCLUSIVE: A potential crackdown on 'hazardous' waste plastic by the Environment Agency is causing alarm among processors of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The issue has prompted three prominent trade bodies...

23 July 2019

WEEE Schemes Forum option selected for PBS

 

WEEE – waste electrical and electronic equipment – compliance schemes have been informed of Defra’s decision over its preferred option for a mandatory PBS. The PBS – Producer Compliance Scheme Balancing System – is a ...

22 July 2019

News in brief (22/07/19)

 

With news on: Second international E-waste day announced; Smurfit Kappa opens Tuscan plant; Tendring waste lorries raise mental health awareness, and; Recycling Technologies tackles plastic at British Summer Time festival.

16 July 2019

WEEE costs in spotlight following POPs study

 

The Environment Agency has outlined its position on the treatment of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in WEEE plastic, which could mean that many commonly collected WEEE items may be considered as ‘hazardous’ waste. It is ...

12 July 2019

AO hits millionth recycled fridge milestone

 

AO Recycling, part of the AO.com retail group, has celebrated the recycling of the millionth fridge at its specialist fridge recycling facility in Telford. At an event held at the plant yesterday (July 11), Telford council’s ...

12 July 2019

People news round-up (12/07/2019)

 

With news on: Phil Morton named global WEEE ambassador; HSE appoints chief executive; Vanden brings in business development manager, and; global changes at Doosan.

4 July 2019

Guilty pleas entered in WEEE compliance case

 

Guilty pleas were entered last week in a court case over a compliance scheme’s failure to meet its obligations under the WEEE regulations in 2017. Northern Compliance Limited and director Vincent Eckerman entered the pleas at ...

27 June 2019

MPs to examine WEEE collection targets

 

The Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee is to carry out an inquiry into the UK’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) sector – including whether current targets can be achieved. The Committee, which is chaired...

21 June 2019

Merseyside BeBatterySavvy HWRC campaign launches

 

A campaign asking members of the public to separate batteries from electrical items at Merseyside household waste recycling centres has launched this week. The campaign, which has been dubbed ‘BeBatterySavvy’ is part of an ...