WEEE Friday 19 April 2019
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 ...


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3 January 2019

Picking up the big problem of small WEEE


SPECIAL REPORT: Electrical retailer Currys PC World is encouraging customers to recycle their unwanted small electrical items when delivery and installation teams visit their homes. Here the company explains how the new free service is aimed ...

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 ...

18 December 2018

Packaging waste ‘immediate priority’ in Defra strategy


Manufacturers of packaging and other consumer products face increased costs for the recycling and disposal of their goods – as government seeks to carry out a major overhaul of the producer responsibility regimes for waste. The ...

5 December 2018

WEEE fee ‘likely’ as data shows collection shortfall


Latest collection data suggests that WEEE targets could be missed for a consecutive year – with the likelihood of a compliance fee being needed for some compliance schemes to meet their obligations. The latest figures for the ...

4 December 2018

Defra to consult further on mandatory PBS


The producer compliance scheme balancing system – PBS – for WEEE schemes will not be made mandatory from the start of January 2019, as had been anticipated. This is so that the Department for Environment for Food and Rural ...

19 November 2018

Viridor retains WEEELABEX certification at St Helens plant


Viridor’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) reprocessing facility in St Helens, Merseyside has retained its WEEELABEX accreditation for the cooling process at the site. WEEELABEX standards are the Europe-wide ...

13 November 2018

£8 million WEEE Fund spending outlined


Money from the 2017 WEEE compliance fee will be distributed via an “evidenced-based approach”, the organisation overseeing the funding scheme has said. The compliance fee is made up of a pot of money paid for by Producer ...

6 November 2018

Hitting WEEE targets ‘becoming more difficult’


VIDEO REPORT: The UK will continuously miss its targets for the collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) without "more investment" in the recycling sector.  The investment warning comes ...

26 October 2018

AO.com begins council ‘mobile fridge’ collections


Online electrical retailer AO.com has begun to offer services to local authorities for the collection and recycling of ‘mobile fridges’ - typically from hotel rooms and caravans - as part of a bid to “cut stockpiles across the UK”.