WEEE Sunday 27 September 2020
18 September 2020

Committee scrutinises government WEEE policy

Criticisms were made over the “disparity” in responsibilities for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) between physical and online retailers yesterday (17 September). The comments were made at an Environmental ...


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7 September 2020

‘Batteries nightmare’, says fire-hit Somerset WEEE firm


Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue crews worked through last night to extinguish a blaze at the site of a Somerset-based waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycler. The fire began at 11.36am on 6 September at South ...

4 September 2020

EA allows sites to send CRT glass to landfill


The Environment Agency is temporarily allowing sites to send cathode-ray tube (CRT) glass to hazardous landfill after issuing a regulatory position statement (RPS) on 25 August. The Agency says the RPS was issued to reflect ...

3 September 2020

EA issues hazardous WEEE instructions


The Environment Agency has written to more than 1,000 operators who handle waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) detailing the steps that must be taken when processing hazardous material. Operators have been asked to ...

1 September 2020

Coronavirus pandemic hits Q2 WEEE collection


Data published by the Environment Agency today (1 September) confirmed collection targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) were missed in the second quarter of 2020. Failure to meet the targets would result in ...

24 August 2020

Equivalent Standards for waste exports updated


The Environment Agency has updated its Broadly Equivalent Standards guidance which provides exporters of used cardboard and plastics, waste batteries or WEEE with information on rules governing exports to overseas sites and to ensure these ...

17 August 2020

DCS gains fridge plant variation after emissions concerns


The Environment Agency has granted specialist fridge recycler Davis Commercial Services Ltd (DCS) a permit variation for its Northamptonshire facility, after initial concerns about air emissions. The company's fridge recycling ...

11 August 2020

Provisional WEEE data suggests Q2 targets missed


Provisional data released by the Environment Agency suggests collection targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) were missed in the second quarter of 2020. The figures show 64,039 tonnes of household WEEE was ...

3 August 2020

‘Very unlikely’ that Q2 WEEE targets met


Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection targets for the second quarter of 2020 are likely to have been missed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, industry sources have warned. Ahead of the publication of provisional ...

17 July 2020

EAC grills retailers over product durability


MPs grilled retailers and their representatives over the durability of their electronic products at a meeting of the Environment Audit Committee (EAC) yesterday, 16 July. Representatives of Samsung, Beko and Fairphone discussed ...