WEEE Monday 22 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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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. ...

16 October 2017

WEEE operators launch sector Forum


A number of the UK’s WEEE Approved Authorised Treatment Facility operators have formed a representative body to provide a voice for the sector in discussions with enforcement Agencies and Government. With its members accounting...

6 October 2017

ERP marks 10 years with WEEE report


The European Recycling Platform (ERP) UK has published a report to look back over the last 10 years of waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling (WEEE), since the UK WEEE Directive was introduced. It has also been 10 ...

5 September 2017

WEEE collection drop puts targets in spotlight


Collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) have fallen in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period 12 months earlier, figures published by the Environment Agency suggest. And, the data indicates ...

16 August 2017

EA updates export guidance for range of materials


Updated guidance relating to the export of packaging, batteries and waste electrical items for recycling has been issued by the Environment Agency. The guidance relates to the rules surrounding the need to send materials to plants...

3 August 2017

Councils invited to bid for WEEE funding


Producers and retailers of electrical equipment have this week launched a £665,000 fund to support projects, led by local authorities, which will deliver increased levels of re-use and recycling of waste electrical equipment. ...