WEEE Wednesday 24 April 2019
1 April 2019

Waste industry looks to tackle Lithium-Ion battery fires

Sector-led guidance is being drafted to assist waste management companies in handling lithium ion batteries to prevent fires at waste sites. Both the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the AATF (Approved Authorised ...


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5 March 2018

Firms sentenced over 2011 Surrey dust explosion


WEEE recycler Ereco EMEA and dust extraction systems business Paramount Waste Extraction have been fined in a case brought over an explosion at Ereco’s Lingfield, Surrey site in 2011. Ereco EMEA Corporation Ltd had pleaded ...

2 March 2018

2017 WEEE collection target missed


Statistics published by Defra have suggested that the 2017 collection target for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been missed, with compliance schemes expecting a ‘seven figure’ compliance fee. However, ...

9 February 2018

UK the biggest contributor to ERP’s milestone


The European Recycling Platform (ERP) has announced it has collected and treated more than 3 million tonnes of WEEE across the continent since its foundation in 2002. This equates to preventing the emission of more than 32 million...

5 February 2018

WEEE fee to include £3.50 per-tonne ‘flat-rate’


WEEE – waste electrical and electronic equipment – compliance fees for 2017 will be set using a methodology drawn up by the Joint Trade Associations, it has been revealed. This will include a ‘flat rate’ of £3.50 per ...

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 ...