WEEE Tuesday 1 December 2020
26 November 2020

Amazon hits back at WEEE report 

Amazon has said it is “committed to minimising waste and helping customers to reuse, repair, and recycle” after a report by MPs accused it of “dodging” its environmental responsibilities. Earlier today, the Environmental ...

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26 November 2020

MPs call on government to ‘take action’ on WEEE 

 

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling on the government to take action on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), after it found the UK is “lagging behind” other nations in ...

24 November 2020

Project formed to recover gallium from lamps

 

Lighting industry WEEE compliance scheme Recolight has formed a consortium with five others to research practical methods of recovering gallium when LED lamps are recycled. The consortium comprises of Recolight, HSSMI, S2S ...

23 November 2020

WEEE Forum calls for ‘bigger role’ for recycling

 

There should be a “bigger role” for recycling in the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) sector as the source of critical raw materials, the WEEE Forum’s director general has said. Pascal Leroy said the European...

19 November 2020

BAN chief hits out at focus on recycling

 

The executive director of the Basel Action Network (BAN) criticised proponents of the ‘circular economy’ for focusing on recycling and ignoring waste prevention. Jim Puckett suggested an emphasis on recycling within the ...

11 November 2020

Government funds circular economy ‘research centres’

 

The government has awarded £22.5 million in funding to five research centres in London, Loughborough and Exeter aiming to reduce waste and boost recycling. The research centres will explore how the reuse of waste materials in the...

5 November 2020

Clarity Environmental recognised in Stock Exchange report

 

Environmental consultancy Clarity Environmental has landed a place in the seventh edition of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report. The report recognises the UK’s fastest growing and...

2 November 2020

Viridor sells WEEE recycling division

 

Viridor has sold its waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) division to Scottish firm Shore Recycling, which Viridor acquired in 2008. The transaction was completed on Friday, 30 October, for an undisclosed sum. ...

28 October 2020

Philips offers free TV software to prevent WEEE

 

In a “significant industry change”, electronics company Philips is offering the hospitality and other sectors a free software update to extend the lifetime of its televisions. This means existing TVs will have access to the ...

13 October 2020

Defra launches WEEE compliance fee consultation

 

Defra launched a consultation on the compliance fee methodology for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) yesterday, 12 October. Two proposals for the WEEE compliance fee 2020 have been put forward by compliance scheme ...