WEEE Wednesday 27 May 2020
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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2 January 2020

News in brief (02/01/2020)


With news on: Parc Adfer begins commercial operation; Wiser Recycling applies to vary licence; Viridor assumes control of Beddington ERF; Peel Environmental to fund DMG plant

19 December 2019

WEEE bodies call for treatment standards


Representatives from the European waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) recycling sector have called for the EU to implement minimum quality treatment standards. Signatories from APPLiA, DIGITALEUROPE, the European ...

16 December 2019

Defra urged to support instore WEEE take-back


The British Retail Consortium and environmental consultants Valpak have called on the secretary of state for the environment to approve a proposal for a fresh Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS). Operated by Valpak for 12 years, ...

13 December 2019

Uncertainty surrounds future shape of DTS


The UK’s current WEEE Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) comes to an end on 31 December and a revised proposal for January and beyond has yet to be approved by the government. The scheme, which enables retailers to cover their ...

9 December 2019

High levels of WEEE ‘scavenging’ across Europe


A report released by the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA) has suggested that there were high levels of 'scavenging' across Europe’s WEEE recycling sector in 2018. ‘Scavenging’ is effectively theft, and ...

6 December 2019

East Northants rolls out kerbside WEEE collections


East Northamptonshire council has announced that it will roll out a weekly kerbside collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) following a successful trial. From Monday, 09 December, the approximate 90,000 ...

4 December 2019

EA publishes revised WEEE protocol


The Environment Agency has published a revised protocol for both large domestic appliances and small mixed WEEE  for the 2020 compliance period. As outlined below, the updated protocol for small mixed WEEE (SMW) covers ...

2 December 2019

Q3 WEEE data suggests third target miss


Data on the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for the first three quarters of 2019 suggests recycling targets could be missed for a third consecutive year. Figures covering the volume of WEEE collected...

2 December 2019

‘UK first’ compressor recycling machine installed


Environcom has installed the “UK’s first” compressor dismantling facility at its waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) treatment facility in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The machinery, which the company claims is the ...

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