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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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7 February 2019

Evidence uncovered of illegal WEEE exports


An environmental watchdog has uncovered evidence of a ‘significant’ trade in illegal waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from Europe to developing countries. And, the Basel Action Network, which carried out the ...

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 ...