WEEE Friday 18 January 2019
19 December 2018

Waste laws amended ahead of ‘Green Brexit’

A series of amendments to existing waste laws have been outlined – to ensure that there are no regulatory loopholes once the UK has left the EU next March. The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2019 ...

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27 July 2018

Sheerman visits WEEE site to ‘raise awareness’

 

Labour MP Barry Sheerman has teamed up with the national electrical wholesale company to “raise awareness of the importance” of electrical waste recycling. The MP for Huddersfield visited a Yorkshire site of CEF (City ...

17 July 2018

AO to build fridge plant in South East England

 

South East England is set to get a major fridge recycling facility under a project planned by online electricals recycler AO. The company, which is close to finalising the as yet unnamed location, takes back large volumes of ...

29 June 2018

HP pledges to continue closed loop recycling system

 

Electronics Giant HP has pledged to continue increasing the amount of recycled plastic in its products and ensure they can be repaired instead of replaced as part of efforts to create a “closed loop recycling system”. The ...

15 June 2018

£8m WEEE fund for councils and other groups

 

Local authorities and others linked to the collection and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) are being encouraged to prepare ideas and potential projects for funding from an £8 million fund. The money ...

14 June 2018

Conquering WEEE’s Everest

 

 Anthony Sant, sales and marketing director for AO Recycling, offers his reflections on the WEEE Conference 2018. I have attended and spoken at the WEEE Conference for a number of years now. While it’s always something I am ...

8 June 2018

WEEE Conference features balancing system

 

Publicly displaying the value of bids from compliance schemes for regulation 34 requests during the bidding process will not contravene anti-competition laws under a WEEE balancing system. That’s according to Martin Fortune...

8 June 2018

EA official calls for ‘changes’ to tackle online retailers

 

A senior advisor at the Environment Agency has suggested that changes are needed to ensure the Agency has ample jurisdiction over online stores, which place a “significant amount” of produce on the market. Chris Grove, ...

6 June 2018

WEEE compliance fee tops £8 million

 

Over £8 million in funding is available for projects to boost the collection of WEEE, after producers of electronic goods failed to meet their targets to recycle old products in 2017. The funding is taken from the WEEE producer ...

5 June 2018

PCSs urge caution in reading of Q1 WEEE data

 

Producer compliance schemes (PCSs) have cautioned against drawing conclusions from data published this month which point to a drop in collections of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). On Friday (June 1), the ...