WEEE Tuesday 16 July 2019
13 June 2019

AO Recycling to open fridge plastics plant

Online electrical retailer AO, through its recycling arm AO Recycling, is to open a recycling facility for WEEE plastics located close to its existing fridge plant at Telford. AO says that the new four-acre site will allow it to...


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13 March 2019

Defra consults on mandatory WEEE PBS options


Defra is consulting on two options for a mandatory waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme balancing system (PBS). Competing proposals have been put forward by the WEEE Schemes Forum and another...

4 March 2019

Yorkshire WEEE site fire ‘caused by battery’


South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has suggested that a fire at a WEEE recycling site near Mexborough yesterday (March 3) was caused by a “battery catching fire”. The service was called to a fire on the site owned by ...

4 March 2019

Defra data confirms WEEE collections shortfall


Targets for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) have been missed for the second consecutive year, data published on Friday (1 March) by Defra has confirmed. The data for the final quarter of 2018 ...

28 February 2019

WEEE targets ‘challenging’, say schemes


Funding from the WEEE compliance fee may not come soon enough to increase WEEE collections enough to meet higher collection targets, it has been suggested. Defra published its proposed targets for 2019 this week – which will ...

28 February 2019

Defra proposes WEEE target hike


Defra has told producer compliance schemes that they may need to achieve a 12% increase in the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to meet targets in 2019. Details of the proposed targets for 2019 were ...

25 February 2019

Fire extinguished at Viridor’s St Helens WEEE plant


Drone footage shows efforts to tackle a fire in the yard at Viridor’s St Helens WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) processing site, which broke out in the early hours of Saturday (23 February) morning. The incident...

21 February 2019

Study targets ‘critical materials’ from WEEE


Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection infrastructure must be “redesigned and harmonised” to increase the recovery of critical raw materials. That’s according to an EU- funded Critical Raw Material (CRM...

15 February 2019

WEEE Fund to finance ‘route to waste’ research


Money from the £8 million WEEE compliance fee fund will be used to pay for research into the sources and destinations of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) arising in the UK. It is hoped that the research will help ...

8 February 2019

WEEE fraudster ordered to pay back £1.3 million


A man jailed for committing waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) evidence fraud has been ordered to repay £1.3 million from the proceeds of his crime. Terence Soloman Dugbo, 48, is currently serving a seven-year and ...