WEEE Friday 16 April 2021
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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17 February 2021

Recolight CEO handed conditional discharge

 

Nigel Harvey, the CEO of lighting industry compliance scheme Recolight, was found guilty of wilful obstruction of the highway at the City of London magistrates’ court today (17 February). Having pleaded not guilty, he was given ...

8 February 2021

‘Planned obsolescence’ measures to impact WEEE targets

 

The government plans to introduce eco-design measures that promote the "repairability" of consumer products to tackle the practice of 'planned obsolescence'. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) says ...

3 February 2021

JTA’s WEEE compliance fee proposal approved

 

Ministers have approved the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance fee proposal submitted by the Joint Trade Association (JTA) for 2020. Two proposals for the fee were put forward, by the JTA and compliance ...

28 January 2021

EAC chair calls for kerbside textile and WEEE collections

 

The chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called for textiles and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to be included among streams requiring mandatory kerbside collections from households. Philip Dunne ...

20 January 2021

Goldsmith vows to tackle ‘planned obsolescence’

 

 Lord Zac Goldsmith has said the government is likely to introduce legislation preventing manufacturers of white goods from making products which are "simply thrown away as a default", otherwise known as planned obsolescence.  

14 December 2020

Retailers prepare to take back WEEE instore

 

From January 2021 large electronic retailers will be obliged to take back waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in-store. James Langley examines how it’s all going to work.

4 December 2020

Ecosurety awards £500,000 to waste projects

 

Compliance scheme Ecosurety has awarded a total of £500,000 to four UK-based innovation and research projects offering “practical and impactful recycling and reuse solutions”. The Ecosurety Exploration Fund was launched in ...

2 December 2020

WEEE collection returns to pre-pandemic levels

 

The collection of household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the third quarter of 2020 returned to levels similar to those seen before the Covid-19 pandemic. However, compliance schemes have warned the sector is...

26 November 2020

Amazon hits back at WEEE report 

 

Amazon has said it is “committed to minimising waste and helping customers to reuse, repair, and recycle” after a report by MPs accused it of “dodging” its environmental responsibilities. Earlier today, the Environmental ...