WEEE Thursday 20 February 2020
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 ...


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28 February 2019

Defra proposes WEEE target hike


Defra has told producer compliance schemes that they may need to achieve a 12% increase in the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to meet targets in 2019. Details of the proposed targets for 2019 were ...

25 February 2019

Fire extinguished at Viridor’s St Helens WEEE plant


Drone footage shows efforts to tackle a fire in the yard at Viridor’s St Helens WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) processing site, which broke out in the early hours of Saturday (23 February) morning. The incident...

21 February 2019

Study targets ‘critical materials’ from WEEE


Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection infrastructure must be “redesigned and harmonised” to increase the recovery of critical raw materials. That’s according to an EU- funded Critical Raw Material (CRM...

15 February 2019

WEEE Fund to finance ‘route to waste’ research


Money from the £8 million WEEE compliance fee fund will be used to pay for research into the sources and destinations of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) arising in the UK. It is hoped that the research will help ...

8 February 2019

WEEE fraudster ordered to pay back £1.3 million


A man jailed for committing waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) evidence fraud has been ordered to repay £1.3 million from the proceeds of his crime. Terence Soloman Dugbo, 48, is currently serving a seven-year and ...

7 February 2019

Evidence uncovered of illegal WEEE exports


An environmental watchdog has uncovered evidence of a ‘significant’ trade in illegal waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from Europe to developing countries. And, the Basel Action Network, which carried out the ...

1 February 2019

Defra confirms JTA WEEE fee methodology


WEEE – waste electrical and electronic equipment – compliance fees for 2018 will be set according to a methodology drawn up by the Joint Trade Association, it has been confirmed today (1 February). This represents the second ...

1 February 2019

Northern Compliance ‘disappointed’ with WEEE approval decision


Northern Compliance has responded to the withdrawal of its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme approval. On Monday it emerged that the scheme, which had around 191 producer members, had had ...

29 January 2019

Northern Compliance withdraws from WEEE scheme approval


Northern Compliance – the WEEE producer compliance scheme that failed to fulfil its WEEE recycling target for 2017 – has had its withdrawal from operating as a scheme confirmed by the Environment Agency. The Agency confirmed ...