WEEE Monday 14 June 2021
11 June 2021

Material Focus adverts help increase WEEE recycling

Material Focus says up to 42% of people who saw its advertising campaign in 2020 said they had either started recycling electricals or were doing more of it. Formerly known as the WEEE Fund, Material Focus is a not-for-profit ...


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10 June 2021

‘Mount Recyclemore’ erected in Cornwall


Online retailer musicMagpie has erected a huge sculpture of world leaders made from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Cornwall ahead of the G7 summit. Dubbed ‘Mount Recyclemore’, artist Joe Rush and sculptor ...

9 June 2021

Drone helps tackle blaze at EMR’s Darlaston site


Twenty firefighters attended a fire involving 70 tonnes of waste white goods last night (8 June) at the European Metal Recycling (EMR) site in Darlaston, near Walsall. West Midlands Fire Service told letsrecycle.com it ...

2 June 2021

Q1 WEEE data shows ‘work to do’ to meet targets


Compliance schemes say there is “work to be done” but remain positive about meeting targets for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2021. Data on the volume of household WEEE collected for ...

24 May 2021

EU ‘risks missing’ 2019 WEEE collection targets


Only two countries in the European Union are likely to achieve the 65% minimum collection rate for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2019, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) says. The WEEE Directive sets a ...

11 May 2021

News in brief (11/05/21)


With news on: AO turns fridges into ventilation systems; Tesco scraps soft plastic rings from beers and ciders; Biffa expands Roxby rail infrastructure; and, Agency launches World Ocean Day resources for schools.

10 May 2021

Fire crews spend two days at Sims fire


Firefighters spent two days at a large fire which broke out at a waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling plant owned by Sims Metal in Dunkirk, Nottinghamshire, last week.  Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue ...

15 April 2021

Fires break out at two Scottish waste plants


Two fires broke out at waste and recycling facilities in Scotland yesterday (14 April), with plants owned by Viridor and Shore Recycling both having incidents. There were no reported casualties at either of the fires. Viridor ...

8 April 2021

Defra ignores 2020 in setting 2021 WEEE targets


Defra has proposed setting the overall collection target for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2021 at 503,629 tonnes. This represents a slight increase on 2019, which saw compliance schemes collect a total of ...

18 March 2021

Global Recycling Day marked around the country


Global Recycling Day is being marked across the country today (18 March), with dozens of companies and organisations launching schemes. Now in its fourth year, the initiative is spearheaded by the Global Recycling Foundation (GRF...