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13 March 2019

Defra consults on mandatory WEEE PBS options

Defra is consulting on two options for a mandatory waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme balancing system (PBS). Competing proposals have been put forward by the WEEE Schemes Forum and another...


With the latest news on issues affecting the WEEE sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


14 June 2018

Conquering WEEE’s Everest


 Anthony Sant, sales and marketing director for AO Recycling, offers his reflections on the WEEE Conference 2018. I have attended and spoken at the WEEE Conference for a number of years now. While it’s always something I am ...

8 June 2018

WEEE Conference features balancing system


Publicly displaying the value of bids from compliance schemes for regulation 34 requests during the bidding process will not contravene anti-competition laws under a WEEE balancing system. That’s according to Martin Fortune...

8 June 2018

EA official calls for ‘changes’ to tackle online retailers


A senior advisor at the Environment Agency has suggested that changes are needed to ensure the Agency has ample jurisdiction over online stores, which place a “significant amount” of produce on the market. Chris Grove, ...

6 June 2018

WEEE compliance fee tops £8 million


Over £8 million in funding is available for projects to boost the collection of WEEE, after producers of electronic goods failed to meet their targets to recycle old products in 2017. The funding is taken from the WEEE producer ...

5 June 2018

PCSs urge caution in reading of Q1 WEEE data


Producer compliance schemes (PCSs) have cautioned against drawing conclusions from data published this month which point to a drop in collections of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). On Friday (June 1), the ...

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 ...

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