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Defra to tackle non-compliant online WEEE traders

Defra to tackle non-compliant online WEEE traders Defra is to call online trading platforms to a meeting to work out how to secure better compliance with waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) rules from them. It followed concerns raised last … Read More

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Q1 WEEE Data shows a year on year drop in tonnages

Q1 WEEE Data shows a year on year drop in tonnages On 1st June the Environment Agency published Q1 2018 UK data that shows a drop in the collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) against Q1 2017. Collections … Read More

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Concerns raised over WEEE scheme for HWRCs

Concerns raised over WEEE scheme for HWRCs Strong concerns over the system set up to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected from civic amenity sites and HWRCs, have been raised by several businesses within the WEEE sector. … Read More

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More than 60% of WEEE schemes back £3.50 fee

More than 60% of WEEE schemes back £3.50 fee Defra has officially confirmed that a £3.50 per tonne ‘flat-rate’ compliance fee will be set for 2018, after a consultation showed that 19 of the 30 responding compliance schemes backed the … Read More

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2017 WEEE collection target missed

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 figures’ compliance fee. However, some producer compliance schemes … Read More

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WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets

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 … Read More

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Data security concerns ‘hampering’ WEEE recycling

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, asked … Read More

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WEEE collection drop puts targets in spotlight

WEEE collection drop puts targets in spotlight Let’s Recycle recently reported on the collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and how collections have fallen in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period 12 months earlier. … Read More

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WRAP Report Reveals Circular Opportunities For WEEE

WRAP Report Reveals Circular Opportunities For WEEE Consumer appetite for circular business models, such as take back schemes, is growing, presenting the resources sector with new opportunities to work in partnership with electrical brands and retailers, according to new research … Read More

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Defra’s WEEE targets criticised by ESA

Defra’s WEEE targets criticised by ESA The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has been left disappointed after Defra rejected calls for higher UK WEEE collection targets and, in some categories, opted for lower increases than originally proposed. Defra has announced that the … Read More