WEEE Wednesday 16 June 2021
16 June 2021

WasteCare compliance schemes merge

The Leeds-based WasteCare Group announced yesterday (15 June) that it is to consolidate its three producer compliance schemes under the umbrella of a single company. The schemes it runs for batteries, packaging and waste ...


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8 February 2021

‘Planned obsolescence’ measures to impact WEEE targets


The government plans to introduce eco-design measures that promote the "repairability" of consumer products to tackle the practice of 'planned obsolescence'. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) says ...

3 February 2021

JTA’s WEEE compliance fee proposal approved


Ministers have approved the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance fee proposal submitted by the Joint Trade Association (JTA) for 2020. Two proposals for the fee were put forward, by the JTA and compliance ...

28 January 2021

EAC chair calls for kerbside textile and WEEE collections


The chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called for textiles and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to be included among streams requiring mandatory kerbside collections from households. Philip Dunne ...

20 January 2021

Goldsmith vows to tackle ‘planned obsolescence’


 Lord Zac Goldsmith has said the government is likely to introduce legislation preventing manufacturers of white goods from making products which are "simply thrown away as a default", otherwise known as planned obsolescence.  

14 December 2020

Retailers prepare to take back WEEE instore


From January 2021 large electronic retailers will be obliged to take back waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in-store. James Langley examines how it’s all going to work.

4 December 2020

Ecosurety awards £500,000 to waste projects


Compliance scheme Ecosurety has awarded a total of £500,000 to four UK-based innovation and research projects offering “practical and impactful recycling and reuse solutions”. The Ecosurety Exploration Fund was launched in ...

2 December 2020

WEEE collection returns to pre-pandemic levels


The collection of household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the third quarter of 2020 returned to levels similar to those seen before the Covid-19 pandemic. However, compliance schemes have warned the sector is...

26 November 2020

Amazon hits back at WEEE report 


Amazon has said it is “committed to minimising waste and helping customers to reuse, repair, and recycle” after a report by MPs accused it of “dodging” its environmental responsibilities. Earlier today, the Environmental ...

26 November 2020

MPs call on government to ‘take action’ on WEEE 


The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling on the government to take action on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), after it found the UK is “lagging behind” other nations in ...