Category Archives: WEEE

02Nov

WRAP to lead EU WEEE recovery project

Posted on 2nd November, 2015

UK-based resources charity WRAP is heading up an EU-funded project to explore the commercial opportunities for recovering raw materials from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The EU LIFE-funded project – Critical Raw Material Closed Loop Recovery (CRM Recovery) – will link collection methods with ‘recovery success’, according to WRAP. The project will aim to…

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02Oct

WEEE fund open to local authorities

Posted on 2nd October, 2015

Local authorities are being invited to bid for support from a new scheme to help increase the collection, re-use and recycling of unwanted electrical items, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has announced. A total of £775,000 has been made available by retailers, suppliers and manufacturers of electrical equipment via the the Distributor Take-back…

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01Jul

BIS confident over future WEEE targets

Posted on 1st July, 2015

Meeting higher targets for the collection of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) looks “very achievable”, according to an official from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS). Speaking at a WEEE Conference in London in June, Steven Andrews said that both EU collection and producer compliance scheme targets had been achieved, while the…

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01Jul

Steptoe to Del Boy

Posted on 1st July, 2015

This year’s WEEE Conference was held at the Connaught Rooms in London by letsrecycle.com. Peter Hunt, our Group Chairman, spoke on the benefits and importance of reuse within the waste hierarchy. Please visit PRESENTATION AND NOTES  for a copy of the presentation and notes which have been kindly supplied by letsrecycle.com. (Pictured right: Peter Hunt)

01Jun

Majority of world’s WEEE ‘illegally traded’

Posted on 1st June, 2015

As much as 90% of the waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) produced globally – roughly 369 million tonnes – may be illegally traded or dumped each year, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The figure comes in a report published by UNEP last month, titled ‘Waste Crimes – Waste Risks: Gaps in…

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01Jun

EU to take legal proceedings over WEEE Recast

Posted on 1st June, 2015

The EU Commission has announced that it will take Poland and Slovenia to the European Court of Justice for failing to meet the deadline to transpose the Waste Electrical and Electronic Waste (WEEE) Directive into their internal laws. Daily fines requested by the Commission stand at €71,610 (£51,000) for Poland and €8,408 (£5997) for Slovenia….

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01Jun

WEEE Conference – 4th June 2015

Posted on 1st June, 2015

Don’t miss it! After the end of the first year of the government’s revised WEEE Regulations, letsrecycle.com is revisiting the subject of WEEE. Following the popularity and success of the first WEEE Conference in 2013, the event will take stock of how the changes have affected the industry across the board. The conference will offer…

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01May

Global WEEE arisings close to 50 million tonnes

Posted on 1st May, 2015

The amount of WEEE being generated across the globe reached around 41.8 million tonnes in 2014, and is due to reach close to 50 million tonnes before the end of the decade, research published by the UN suggests. These are among the findings contained in the annual ‘Global E-Waste Monitor’ report published by the United…

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01May

Electronic Graveyards

Posted on 1st May, 2015

Photographs show one of west-Africa’s vast electronic graveyards where tonnes of used and unwanted appliances from all over the world are being dumped every year. Computers, microwave and fridges are just a few of the electronic items which are are being illegally exported to African countries and dumped in landfills in Ghana because “it costs…

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01Sep

No time to watch television

Posted on 1st September, 2014

In partnership with Coastal Waste Ltd, WasteCare have recently opened a CRT reprocessing plant to handle all the CRT televisions collected from across Devon and South West. Although the volumes of waste TVs and CRT screens is beginning to ebb, UK capacity is dropping faster and therefore the distances needed to transport televisions is increasing….

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