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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24 November 2020

Project formed to recover gallium from lamps


Lighting industry WEEE compliance scheme Recolight has formed a consortium with five others to research practical methods of recovering gallium when LED lamps are recycled. The consortium comprises of Recolight, HSSMI, S2S ...

23 November 2020

WEEE Forum calls for ‘bigger role’ for recycling


There should be a “bigger role” for recycling in the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) sector as the source of critical raw materials, the WEEE Forum’s director general has said. Pascal Leroy said the European...

19 November 2020

BAN chief hits out at focus on recycling


The executive director of the Basel Action Network (BAN) criticised proponents of the ‘circular economy’ for focusing on recycling and ignoring waste prevention. Jim Puckett suggested an emphasis on recycling within the ...

11 November 2020

Government funds circular economy ‘research centres’


The government has awarded £22.5 million in funding to five research centres in London, Loughborough and Exeter aiming to reduce waste and boost recycling. The research centres will explore how the reuse of waste materials in the...

5 November 2020

Clarity Environmental recognised in Stock Exchange report


Environmental consultancy Clarity Environmental has landed a place in the seventh edition of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report. The report recognises the UK’s fastest growing and...

2 November 2020

Viridor sells WEEE recycling division


Viridor has sold its waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) division to Scottish firm Shore Recycling, which Viridor acquired in 2008. The transaction was completed on Friday, 30 October, for an undisclosed sum. ...

28 October 2020

Philips offers free TV software to prevent WEEE


In a “significant industry change”, electronics company Philips is offering the hospitality and other sectors a free software update to extend the lifetime of its televisions. This means existing TVs will have access to the ...

13 October 2020

Defra launches WEEE compliance fee consultation


Defra launched a consultation on the compliance fee methodology for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) yesterday, 12 October. Two proposals for the WEEE compliance fee 2020 have been put forward by compliance scheme ...

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 ...