WEEE Friday 7 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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15 May 2020

WEEE sector expects Q2 lockdown hit


Lockdown restrictions are expected to have a significant impact on the tonnages of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) collected in the second quarter of 2020, senior figures in the sector warn. Industry experts ...

5 May 2020

WEEE recycling campaign launched


A new campaign to encourage the recycling of waste electrical and electronic items has been launched by Material Change, formerly known as the WEEE Fund. The

30 April 2020

Funding unveiled to support WEEE sector


More than £5 million of interest free loans are being made available to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recyclers to support them during the pandemic. The WEEE Support Grants and Lands package will provide £5 ...

15 April 2020

Investigation launched into fire at Viridor plant 


An investigation is underway into the cause of a "large" fire

13 March 2020

MPs launch inquiry into WEEE and the circular economy


The Environmental Audit Committee has re-launched an inquiry into electronic waste and the circular economy today, 13 March, looking at how the UK can deal with waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The previous EAC ...

10 March 2020

Defra slashes WEEE collection targets


Defra has proposed to slash its target for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for 2020 by around 12,000 tonnes. The proposed target for 2020 stands at 537,976 tonnes, down from a 550,577 tonne ...

4 March 2020

Compliance fee ‘largely to blame’ for WEEE target miss


The AATF Forum has partly blamed the sector’s failure to meet 2019’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection targets on the compliance fee mechanism. The Forum, a representative body for the WEEE treatment ...

2 March 2020

WEEE targets missed for third consecutive year


Figures published by the Environment Agency yesterday, 1 March, suggest collection targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) have been missed for a third year in a row. Compliance schemes collected a total of ...

17 February 2020

Reuse rates jump in 2019, says Reuse Network


Reuse charities and social enterprises prevented 125,000 tonnes of household furniture and electrical items from going to landfill in 2019, up 4% on the previous year. The numbers come from the Reuse Network in its 2019 Impact ...