WEEE Friday 26 February 2021
6 February 2021

Online retailers may have duty to collect WEEE

VIDEO REPORT: The government is to consider requiring online retailers and marketplaces to collect old electronics from consumers to ensure their obligations are the same as those of physical retailers. Published today (26 ...


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18 February 2021

Material Focus explores kerbside WEEE collections


Material Focus is carrying out research into local authority kerbside collections for small mixed waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Formerly known as the WEEE Fund, Material Focus is a not-for-profit organisation ...

18 February 2021

Opinion: ‘Getting the most out of recycled fridges’


While fridges contain metal for recycling and much more can be recovered and recycled, reuse is also an important option, as Robert Sant, managing director of AO Recycling, explains. In this article Mr Sant explains the work involved to ...

17 February 2021

Recolight CEO handed conditional discharge


Nigel Harvey, the CEO of lighting industry compliance scheme Recolight, was found guilty of wilful obstruction of the highway at the City of London magistrates’ court today (17 February). Having pleaded not guilty, he was given ...

8 February 2021

‘Planned obsolescence’ measures to impact WEEE targets


The government plans to introduce eco-design measures that promote the "repairability" of consumer products to tackle the practice of 'planned obsolescence'. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) says ...

3 February 2021

JTA’s WEEE compliance fee proposal approved


Ministers have approved the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance fee proposal submitted by the Joint Trade Association (JTA) for 2020. Two proposals for the fee were put forward, by the JTA and compliance ...

28 January 2021

EAC chair calls for kerbside textile and WEEE collections


The chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called for textiles and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to be included among streams requiring mandatory kerbside collections from households. Philip Dunne ...

20 January 2021

Goldsmith vows to tackle ‘planned obsolescence’


 Lord Zac Goldsmith has said the government is likely to introduce legislation preventing manufacturers of white goods from making products which are "simply thrown away as a default", otherwise known as planned obsolescence.  

14 December 2020

Retailers prepare to take back WEEE instore


From January 2021 large electronic retailers will be obliged to take back waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in-store. James Langley examines how it’s all going to work.

4 December 2020

Ecosurety awards £500,000 to waste projects


Compliance scheme Ecosurety has awarded a total of £500,000 to four UK-based innovation and research projects offering “practical and impactful recycling and reuse solutions”. The Ecosurety Exploration Fund was launched in ...