WEEE Thursday 28 May 2020
26 May 2020

WEEE fires caused by batteries ‘increasing’

The number of fires in the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) management chain caused by damaged batteries is increasing, according to a report prepared by EuRic and the WEEE Forum. Published today and titled


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28 November 2019

Ecosurety launches £1m ‘innovation fund’


Recycling compliance scheme Ecosurety has today (28 November) launched a £1 million fund to promote projects that “lessen the impact of electronic waste and packaging on the environment”. The fund will be spread over ...

19 November 2019

Recycling services offered for hair irons and corks


Two businesses have launched recycling services for products which are not traditionally recycled through regular collection services. Leeds-based waste firm LSS Waste Management has set up the haircare industry’s ‘first...

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 ...

16 October 2019

Kerbside WEEE collections expand in London


Kerbside Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collections are expanding across London as local authorities in Bromley and Waltham Forest begin new waste collection contracts. The new kerbside services are intended ...

14 October 2019

Councils need not worry over DRS, says shadow minister


EXCLUSIVE: Local authorities should not be concerned about losing money if a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) is implemented, Labour’s Shadow Waste and Recycling Minister has told letsrecycle.com. He also supports ...

8 October 2019

Recolight CEO arrested at Extinction Rebellion protests


Nigel Harvey – CEO of the Recolight compliance scheme and chair of the WEEE Scheme Forum – has been arrested at the London Extinction Rebellion protests. The arrest took place at 4.08pm yesterday at Trafalgar Square, one ...

7 October 2019

AO tops fridge recycling report


The fridge recycling plant operated by electrical retailer AO.com in Telford has come out on top of a report looking at treatment standards, and in particular gasses, at fridge reprocessing facilities in England and Wales. The ...

2 October 2019

EU adopts new eco-design measures for electricals


The European Commission have adopted new eco-design measures in an effort to make electrical products last longer and reduce energy consumption in products sold across the EU. The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Package aims to ...

2 October 2019

Agency’s POPs letter puts WEEE reuse in question


WEEE collectors and processors are digesting the implication of new guidance on the handling of WEEE plastics to minimise the risks posed by persistent organic pollutants (POPs). It is likely that the guidance will result in a ...

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