WEEE Friday 7 May 2021
15 April 2021

Fires break out at two Scottish waste plants

Two fires broke out at waste and recycling facilities in Scotland yesterday (14 April), with plants owned by Viridor and Shore Recycling both having incidents. There were no reported casualties at either of the fires. Viridor ...

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7 October 2020

Call for ban on processing scrap metal with WEEE

 

The WEEE Forum has called for competent authorities to prohibit the practice of purchasing and processing metal scrap that contains waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The Brussels-based association says metal scrap ...

6 October 2020

Veolia applies to vary permit for Bridgnorth facility

 

Veolia has applied for a bespoke installation permit for its flat screen recycling facility in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Veolia’s facility began operations in 2016 and is designed to recycle PC monitors and LCD, LED and plasma ...

5 October 2020

WEEE Conference discusses producer take-back

 

Awareness and communication are key to the introduction of a successful instore take-back scheme, according to the compliance and recycling operations manager at Dixons Carphone. Matt Manning was speaking at the virtual WEEE ...

2 October 2020

Repic backs Defra’s Covid-19 WEEE measures

 

The chief executive of compliance scheme Repic has backed Defra’s decision to consider the impact of the coronavirus pandemic when calculating the compliance fee for 2020, amid some concerns that a lowered fee could discourage traditional ...

1 October 2020

EAC chair calls for WEEE sector collaboration

 

The chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP, has urged the WEEE sector to work together to make domestic recycling of waste electricals viable. Speaking at the WEEE Conference yesterday, ...

30 September 2020

Increasing small mixed WEEE collection is key, Defra says

 

Tackling a shortfall in small mixed waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collections is a key focus for regulatory reform, a Defra official said today (30 September). Alexander Child, policy lead on the WEEE extended ...

18 September 2020

Committee scrutinises government WEEE policy

 

Criticisms were made over the “disparity” in responsibilities for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) between physical and online retailers yesterday (17 September). The comments were made at an Environmental ...

7 September 2020

‘Batteries nightmare’, says fire-hit Somerset WEEE firm

 

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue crews worked through last night to extinguish a blaze at the site of a Somerset-based waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycler. The fire began at 11.36am on 6 September at South ...

4 September 2020

EA allows sites to send CRT glass to landfill

 

The Environment Agency is temporarily allowing sites to send cathode-ray tube (CRT) glass to hazardous landfill after issuing a regulatory position statement (RPS) on 25 August. The Agency says the RPS was issued to reflect ...