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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 ...

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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...

18 March 2021

Brexit ‘decimates’ exports of electricals for reuse

 

Exports of electrical appliances for reuse in Europe have been “decimated” since the UK officially left the European Union due to confusion over new rules, Environcom says. Grantham-based waste electrical and electronic ...

15 March 2021

Leeds to ‘relaunch’ 35 WEEE bring banks

 

Leeds city council is to “relaunch” 35 bring banks across the city during the next few months to make it easier for residents to recycle small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The relaunch will see the 35 ...

10 March 2021

Manufacturers to provide spare parts for electricals

 

Manufacturers will be required to make spare parts for electrical products available to consumers from “this summer”, the government announced today (10 March). Ministers are set to introduce rules for electrical products to ...

3 March 2021

WEEE targets missed again in 2020

 

Targets for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) were missed for the fourth consecutive year, data published by the Environment Agency on 1 March confirmed. Data covering the final quarter of 2020 ...

26 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 ...

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 ...