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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...


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29 January 2018

Reaching high standards at AO Recycling


Environmental protection needs high standards all-round but for the recycling sector finding the investment to achieve this can be a challenge. Unusually for the retail world, AO.com – a leading online electrical retailer – ...

22 January 2018

UK may struggle to meet 20% WEEE target hike


Ahead of an upcoming rise in the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) targets for 2019, a downward trend in the amount collected suggests the UK may face challenges in meeting the goal. In 2019, the overall target ...

16 January 2018

Agency reminds industry of charges consultation


The Environment Agency today reminded the waste and recycling sector about its current consultation on fees and charging. The consultation closes at 11.45pm on 26 January 2018, with the date having been extended to give more time ...

15 December 2017

WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets


Amidst concerns that the UK could miss recycling targets for waste electrical equipment this year, operators of treatment plants have warned that the way regulators classify WEEE is a factor behind any shortfall. The plant ...

11 December 2017

‘Concern’ over Q3 WEEE collection drop


WEEE producer compliance schemes have expressed concern over the latest figures for the collection of waste electricals from households, which suggest that 2017 targets may be missed. Provisional data, which was published on the ...

13 November 2017

Data security concerns ‘hampering’ WEEE recycling


Concerns over data security are preventing some consumers from recycling their broken and unused electrical products, according to a survey by the WEEE producer compliance scheme Repic. The survey, conducted in September 2017, ...

27 October 2017

WEEE fee proposal aims to ‘boost’ CA site collection


Proposals submitted for the 2017 WEEE compliance fee methodology will address local authority concerns over direct collections of electrical waste from civic amenity sites, an industry body has claimed. The Joint Trade Association...

20 October 2017

Defra consults on ‘open scope’ WEEE changes


Defra has launched a consultation on potential changes to the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) system, which will bring into effect ‘open scope’ requirements, changing the way that some types of WEEE are classified.

WEEE fee 18 October 2017

Valpak and JTA submit WEEE fee proposals


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published details of the two proposals submitted to draw up a compliance fee methodology for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling in 2017. ...

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