WEEE Tuesday 21 May 2019
7 May 2019

‘Unreported’ WEEE in spotlight of research project

Research into ‘unreported’ recycling of waste electricals, believed to take place outside of the official WEEE system, will be concluded by the end of 2019. The work will be carried out by a team of researchers from the ...


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1 February 2019

Defra confirms JTA WEEE fee methodology


WEEE – waste electrical and electronic equipment – compliance fees for 2018 will be set according to a methodology drawn up by the Joint Trade Association, it has been confirmed today (1 February). This represents the second ...

1 February 2019

Northern Compliance ‘disappointed’ with WEEE approval decision


Northern Compliance has responded to the withdrawal of its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme approval. On Monday it emerged that the scheme, which had around 191 producer members, had had ...

29 January 2019

Northern Compliance withdraws from WEEE scheme approval


Northern Compliance – the WEEE producer compliance scheme that failed to fulfil its WEEE recycling target for 2017 – has had its withdrawal from operating as a scheme confirmed by the Environment Agency. The Agency confirmed ...

29 January 2019

Repic survey highlights WEEE ‘generational gap’


A survey conducted on behalf of WEEE producer compliance scheme Repic has suggested that under-30s are less likely than those over 60 to recycle electrical items, instead preferring to sell them online. And, according to the ...

9 January 2019

Gateshead fridge processing plant ‘close to completion’


The company developing a 27,000 tonnes-per-year capacity fridge processing facility in the North East of England expects the plant to be operational in the coming weeks. GAP Waste Management, the developer of the facility in ...

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 ...

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