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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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3 September 2020

EA issues hazardous WEEE instructions

 

The Environment Agency has written to more than 1,000 operators who handle waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) detailing the steps that must be taken when processing hazardous material. Operators have been asked to ...

1 September 2020

Coronavirus pandemic hits Q2 WEEE collection

 

Data published by the Environment Agency today (1 September) confirmed collection targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) were missed in the second quarter of 2020. Failure to meet the targets would result in ...

24 August 2020

Equivalent Standards for waste exports updated

 

The Environment Agency has updated its Broadly Equivalent Standards guidance which provides exporters of used cardboard and plastics, waste batteries or WEEE with information on rules governing exports to overseas sites and to ensure these ...

17 August 2020

DCS gains fridge plant variation after emissions concerns

 

The Environment Agency has granted specialist fridge recycler Davis Commercial Services Ltd (DCS) a permit variation for its Northamptonshire facility, after initial concerns about air emissions. The company's fridge recycling ...

11 August 2020

Provisional WEEE data suggests Q2 targets missed

 

Provisional data released by the Environment Agency suggests collection targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) were missed in the second quarter of 2020. The figures show 64,039 tonnes of household WEEE was ...

3 August 2020

‘Very unlikely’ that Q2 WEEE targets met

 

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection targets for the second quarter of 2020 are likely to have been missed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, industry sources have warned. Ahead of the publication of provisional ...

17 July 2020

EAC grills retailers over product durability

 

MPs grilled retailers and their representatives over the durability of their electronic products at a meeting of the Environment Audit Committee (EAC) yesterday, 16 July. Representatives of Samsung, Beko and Fairphone discussed ...

16 July 2020

REPIC appoints two to leadership team

 

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme REPIC has announced the appointment of two senior executives to its leadership team. Graeme Milne joins the Bury-based compliance scheme from Katalyst ...

14 July 2020

Material Focus allocates £2.5 million to WEEE sector

 

Material Focus has allocated £2.5 million in grants and interest free loans to treatment facilities and reuse charities to support the waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) sector. Nearly £2 million in interest free ...