04Oct

WEEE collections dip in second quarter

Posted on 4th October, 2017

Collection volumes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) measured in tonnes 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 suggests that overall, compliance schemes appear to be falling behind the required collection rate needed to meet…

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04Oct

WasteCare announces dynamic cost based pricing

Posted on 4th October, 2017

At WasteCare we aim to provide all our clients, regardless of size, the most market competitive prices at all times. Whilst we continue to develop new processes and improve our operational efficiency, we have also recently developed a process that improves our ability to accurately cost over 4,000 different waste material streams on a continual…

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04Oct

China quality demand puts UK under pressure

Posted on 4th October, 2017

Recyclers of paper and plastics are continuing to watch the situation in China closely with regard to the country’s proposed tighter quality controls. China has recently closed a consultation on a new standard for the export of materials to the country for recycling. In particular, the standards will impact on used cardboard, mixed papers (typically…

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04Oct

Brexit could include higher recycling targets

Posted on 4th October, 2017

With Brexit talks now looking as though some progress could start to be made, Defra has signalled a softer line on the European Union’s proposed Circular Economy package. The package contains a number of recycling and waste related measures which have been put forward by the European Commission and could push up recycling targets and…

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04Oct

Caution over Scottish deposit plans

Posted on 4th October, 2017

The announcement in September 2017 by Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, that measures for setting up a deposit return scheme for drinks containers will form part of a Climate Change Bill has prompted a cautious response from Scottish businesses. Under DRS, consumers would pay a deposit that would be refunded once the empty bottle…

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04Oct

Government to research infrastructure need

Posted on 4th October, 2017

There have been a series of reports this year produced by the private sector over whether or not the UK needs new waste management facilities, such as energy from waste plants. The majority have said there remains a strong need and over capacity is a long way off. Now, the government has decided to try…

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04Oct

Illegal waste operators face landfill tax bill

Posted on 4th October, 2017

Operators handling waste illegally will have to pay landfill tax, HMRc has announced. From 1 April 2018, HMRC is proposing to make the illegal disposal of waste taxable, with the power to prosecute illegal waste operators and impose large fines and prison sentences of up to seven years, the government has announced. The draft legislation was…

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29Sep

This Week is the UKs National Recycle Week

Posted on 29th September, 2017

As this week is National Recycle Week it’s a perfect opportunity to remind you of the importance of recycling and how Wastecare has been servicing the UK’s recycling needs. Wastecare via our BatteryBack compliance scheme continues in its communication campaigns to help change the battery recycling behaviour of the public. This year this included consumer…

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13Sep

WasteCare – Battery collection made simple

Posted on 13th September, 2017

WasteCare have published a video showcasing their battery recycling service. WasteCare have today published a new video to demonstrate their simple battery collection service. WasteCare are the UK’s largest collector of portable batteries and since 2008 have been running a highly successful national producer compliance scheme under their BatteryBack brand. Play the video to see…

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04Sep

Boost for Toner Cartridge recycling

Posted on 4th September, 2017

WasteCare is pleased to announce a formal working partnership with ITP Group to provide an outlet for recycling empty ink and toner printer cartridges, on behalf of all our clients. With rebates paid for certain types of cartridges this agreement further supports our aim of maximising recycling and recovery value for all types of hazardous…

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