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26 May 2020

WEEE fires caused by batteries ‘increasing’

The number of fires in the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) management chain caused by damaged batteries is increasing, according to a report prepared by EuRic and the WEEE Forum. Published today and titled


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13 February 2020

REPIC names chief exec as Burrows-Smith moves on


Louise Grantham has been appointed as the new chief executive of REPIC, replacing the outgoing Mark Burrows-Smith. Ms Grantham will move into the role in March, when Mr Burrows-Smith moves to become group chief executive of ...

7 February 2020

Inmates recycle 1.3 million items of WEEE


Waste management company Recycling Lives says its prison-based HMP Academies recycled more than 1.3 million items of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) last year. The company says the scheme reduced reoffending rates...

4 February 2020

JTA’s compliance fee proposal approved


The  proposal submitted by the Joint Trade Association for 2019’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance fee has been approved by ministers. To be administered by accountancy group Mazars, the proposal was ...

27 January 2020

WEEE management book offers insights into plastics


BOOK REVIEW: Recycling expert and senior member of ISWA, Jeff Cooper, reviews the recently published book 'Electronic Waste Management', which is edited by Gev H Eduljee and R M Harrison. The title is part of a series looking at ...

23 January 2020

East Northants praises kerbside WEEE collections


East Northamptonshire council says it has gathered approximately 13 tonnes of small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) since a weekly kerbside collection was launched last month. On 09 December, the council announced...

7 January 2020

Agency allows time to prepare for POPs rules


With changes looming in the classification of waste plastic produced by the treatment of some waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), the Environment Agency is to allow an interim period for recyclers to apply to vary their permits...

6 January 2020

Brothers given jail terms for WEEE fraud


Two brothers from Solihull have been handed prison sentences following an Environment Agency prosecution into a £1.48 million fraud case involving waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Between January 2011 and ...

3 January 2020

Retailers disappointed by Defra WEEE decision


The consortium that put forward a plan for the fifth phase of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) has expressed disappointment that Defra has not accepted its proposal in full. ...

2 January 2020

Large retailers obliged to collect WEEE instore


Large retailers will be required to take back waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) instore from 2021 following a significant decision taken by recycling minister Rebecca Pow. Under the last phase of the Distributor ...

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