WEEE Tuesday 12 November 2019
18 October 2019

WEEE compliance fee consultation begins

Defra has launched a consultation on options for this year’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee. As in 2018, proposals for the fee have been put forward by the compliance scheme Valpak and the Joint ...


With the latest news on issues affecting the WEEE sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


22 July 2019

News in brief (22/07/19)


With news on: Second international E-waste day announced; Smurfit Kappa opens Tuscan plant; Tendring waste lorries raise mental health awareness, and; Recycling Technologies tackles plastic at British Summer Time festival.

16 July 2019

WEEE costs in spotlight following POPs study


The Environment Agency has outlined its position on the treatment of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in WEEE plastic, which could mean that many commonly collected WEEE items may be considered as ‘hazardous’ waste. It is ...

12 July 2019

AO hits millionth recycled fridge milestone


AO Recycling, part of the AO.com retail group, has celebrated the recycling of the millionth fridge at its specialist fridge recycling facility in Telford. At an event held at the plant yesterday (July 11), Telford council’s ...

12 July 2019

People news round-up (12/07/2019)


With news on: Phil Morton named global WEEE ambassador; HSE appoints chief executive; Vanden brings in business development manager, and; global changes at Doosan.

4 July 2019

Guilty pleas entered in WEEE compliance case


Guilty pleas were entered last week in a court case over a compliance scheme’s failure to meet its obligations under the WEEE regulations in 2017. Northern Compliance Limited and director Vincent Eckerman entered the pleas at ...

27 June 2019

MPs to examine WEEE collection targets


The Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee is to carry out an inquiry into the UK’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) sector – including whether current targets can be achieved. The Committee, which is chaired...

21 June 2019

Merseyside BeBatterySavvy HWRC campaign launches


A campaign asking members of the public to separate batteries from electrical items at Merseyside household waste recycling centres has launched this week. The campaign, which has been dubbed ‘BeBatterySavvy’ is part of an ...

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...

4 June 2019

Q1 WEEE data points to target ‘challenge’


Collections of household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) appear to be on an upward trend compared to previous quarters, figures published this week have suggested. However, collections may still not be occurring ...

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