WEEE Wednesday 17 July 2019
13 June 2019

AO Recycling to open fridge plastics plant

Online electrical retailer AO, through its recycling arm AO Recycling, is to open a recycling facility for WEEE plastics located close to its existing fridge plant at Telford. AO says that the new four-acre site will allow it to...


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15 May 2019

Harrogate council in battery warning after RCV fire


Harrogate borough council has issued a reminder to residents not to dispose of lithium ion batteries within mixed dry recyclable waste, following a small fire in a recycling collection vehicle this week. The incident occurred ...

7 May 2019

‘Unreported’ WEEE in spotlight of research project


Research into ‘unreported’ recycling of waste electricals, believed to take place outside of the official WEEE system, will be concluded by the end of 2019. The work will be carried out by a team of researchers from the ...

1 May 2019

Agency continues investigation into 2017 WEEE non-compliance


The Environment Agency has confirmed that it is continuing an investigation into a WEEE compliance scheme – Northern Compliance – over its failure to meet its recycling obligation in 2017. The information was disclosed in a ...

30 April 2019

MBA Polymers acquires automotive plastics recycler


Plastics reprocessor MBA Polymers UK has today (30 April) announced the acquisition of Dover-based automotive plastics recycler, PPR Wipag. Formed in 1995, PPR Wipag specialises in the processing of post-industrial plastics from ...

29 April 2019

Merseyside pilot project to address Li-Ion battery fires


Merseyside residents taking small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) items to HWRCs this summer will be asked to sort them into one of three bins, as part of a pilot project to tackle fires arising at WEEE recycling sites.

4 April 2019

News in brief (04/04/2019)


With news on: Welsh minister highlights DRS consultation; Viridor and Forest Holidays strike waste deal; Zero Waste Scotland launches food scheme; ‘Global action’ required to solve e-waste challenge

4 April 2019

Valpak takes on Shropshire WEEE contract


Valpak has agreed a two-year contract with Shropshire council for the collection and treatment of household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from the county. The deal sees Valpak manage all household WEEE sourced ...

1 April 2019

Waste industry looks to tackle Lithium-Ion battery fires


Sector-led guidance is being drafted to assist waste management companies in handling lithium ion batteries to prevent fires at waste sites. Both the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the AATF (Approved Authorised ...

28 March 2019

‘Challenging’ 2019 WEEE targets confirmed


Producer compliance schemes will need to collect an additional 58,000 tonnes of WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) to meet targets for 2019 – Defra has revealed. Target levels for 2019 were confirmed yesterday – ...