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11 December 2017

‘Concern’ over Q3 WEEE collection drop

WEEE producer compliance schemes have expressed concern over the latest figures for the collection of waste electricals from households, which suggest that 2017 targets may be missed. Provisional data, which was published on the ...


With the latest news on issues affecting the WEEE sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


22 June 2017

Fridge standards and producer ‘allocation’ on WEEE agenda


AO Recycling – the Telford-based fridge and WEEE recycling specialist – has called for a ‘universal ratings system’ for fridge processors, which it claims would enshrine ‘consistent’ processing standards within the industry.

19 June 2017

Recycling Lives heralds £4.1m in social value


The Recycling Lives (UK) charity's annual Social Value report for 2015/16 estimates that during the year its work created £4.1 million in social value. Published today (19 June) the report covers the work of the charity which ...

19 June 2017

EU to discuss RoHS Directive ‘reuse’ amendments


Negotiations over the future of the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive – which will impact the handling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) – are due to take place in Brussels this week (21 June...

16 June 2017

AO and TRG join to form fridge and WEEE recycling giant


Online electricals retailer AO has acquired Shropshire-based WEEE specialist The Recycling Group (TRG) to form what is considered to be the UK’s largest fridge and WEEE recycling company. The two firms have joined forces to ...

2 June 2017

WEEE collections dip in first quarter of 2017


Collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment from civic amenity sites and other sources fell in the first quarter of 2017 in comparison to the same period last year and in 2015. This comes in the face of higher ...

15 May 2017

News in Brief (15/05/2017)


With news on: Repic and Scottish council’s WEEE initiative; Mersey community groups receive environmental funding; Helistrat receives ISO accreditations; WCRS’ ‘Recycling Angels’; and, Biogen recognised in business report.

8 May 2017

Investigation after Worsley electronics recycling facility fire


An investigation in underway to determine the cause of a fire which broke out at an electronics recycling facility in Wardley Industrial Estate, Worsley, operated by end of life solutions provider ViroGreen. A spokesperson ...

2 May 2017

Compliance fee funds two WEEE research projects


Two projects to assess the capture and processing of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the UK have been awarded funding via the WEEE Producer compliance fee fund. The projects will seek to shed light on WEEE ...

21 April 2017

News in Brief (21/04/2017)


With news on: CIWM visits Beddington ERF; B&M’s prestigious health and safety award; Blue Scotland open day;; ISL awarded WISHNI Ambassador; and, Recycling campaign offers electrical equipment vouchers.

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