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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 ...


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1 June 2018

Q1 WEEE data shows drop in tonnages


Collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) fell in the first quarter of 2018 in comparison to the same period in the previous two years. Statistics released by the Environment Agency this morning (June 1) ...

30 May 2018

Stepping up to the challenge of WEEE recycling


OPINION: With plastics topping the agenda, Anthony Sant, sales and marketing director for AO Recycling, asks - are the other things we throw away being forgotten? Plastic has undoubtedly ...

30 May 2018

Sector gears up for NCAS and WEEE conferences


The waste and recycling sector is gearing up for two conference events which are taking place in June. Both the WEEE Conference, taking place on 6 June, and the National Civic Amenity Site/HWRC Conference, on 7 June, organised by...

21 May 2018

Defra opts for mandatory WEEE PBS


Defra has announced that it will amend the WEEE regulations to introduce a mandatory requirement for producer compliance schemes (PCSs) to be part of a Producer Balancing System (PBS). The government did say however, than any ...

4 May 2018

Viridor issues warning on gas canisters


Viridor is contacting more than 200 local authority civic amenity sites it services across the UK reminding them of the dangers gas canisters present. And, the waste management company will visit the waste disposal authorities...

30 April 2018

Minister opens ‘state-of-the-art’ fridge recycling plant


Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has opened what has been described as the UK’s largest fridge recycling plant, describing it as “significant step” in efforts to increase recycling of waste electricals. And, the company...

25 April 2018

‘Fake’ IT recyclers jailed for tax scam


Two businessmen have been jailed after stealing almost £145,000 in VAT and laundering money. Andrew Baddeley, 45, formerly of Greengate Road, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent, and Douglas Brown, 55, of Springfield Avenue, Warrington...

12 April 2018

Gateshead fridge plant to open in September


Nearly £6 million in funding has been secured for a fridge recycling plant in Gateshead, which is due to be fully operational in September 2018. Gap Waste Management, which is part of the family firm, the Gap Group, has said it ...

10 April 2018

Concerns raised over WEEE scheme for HWRCs


Strong concerns over the system set up to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected from civic amenity sites and HWRCs, have been raised by several businesses within the WEEE sector. The concerns come as ...