WEEE Sunday 9 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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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...

22 June 2020

Viridor to close St Helens WEEE facility


EXCLUSIVE: Viridor has confirmed it is to close its waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) reprocessing facility in St Helens, Merseyside. The loss of the plant, which has a WEELABEX accreditation, has been described by ...

11 June 2020

WEEE cited as worst sector for export breaches


There were 2,586 European waste export violations from 2018 to March 2020, according to the latest figures from the European regulators organisation, IMPEL. The regulators also highlighted that in terms of regulatory breaches ...

9 June 2020

Treat most household WEEE as hazardous, EA says


Most household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) must now be classified as waste containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs), according to updated guidance from the Environment Agency. This means most household ...

8 June 2020

WEEE compliance fee to account for pandemic


Defra has confirmed today (8 June) that any 2020 compliance fee methodology for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) will need to take the impact of the coronavirus pandemic into account. Self-isolation and social ...

2 June 2020

AO launches collect and recycle service


Online electrical retailer AO.com has launched a 'collect and recycle' service, where customers and the general public can book to have electrical appliances taken away and recycled. The collect and recycle service allows people ...

1 June 2020

Q1 WEEE collection on track to meet targets


Collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the first quarter of 2020 appears broadly on track to meet initial targets set by Defra prior to the coronavirus-enforced lockdown. Figures published today show 134...

1 June 2020

Non compliant WEEE producers online ‘increasing’


The number of non-compliant producers selling waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) on online platforms is increasing, the European WEEE Registers Network (EWRN) says. An independent network of the registers overseeing ...

26 May 2020

WEEE fires caused by batteries ‘increasing’


The number of fires in the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) management chain caused by damaged batteries is increasing, according to a report prepared by EuRic and the WEEE Forum. Published today and titled