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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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 ...

6 July 2020

UK the ‘second largest producer’ of WEEE


The UK generated the second most waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) per capita in the world in 2019, behind only Norway, according to a report published by a global e-waste grouping. The Global E-waste Monitor report...