21Sep

Time is running out for WEEE compliance

Posted on 21st September, 2008

Time is running out for WEEE producers who may want to reduce substantially the cost of compliance in 2009 or who may simply be unhappy with their existing compliance scheme. The deadline for membership renewal for 2009 is October 15. So producers who do not want to be locked into their existing schemes for another…

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19Sep

New service gives added security

Posted on 19th September, 2008

Data security (or lack of it) has been grabbing the headlines in recent months and so have increases in the theft of scrap and other types of waste. These days, even fast food outlets are being raided for waste cooking fat! To do its bit to improve security and reduce theft, WasteCare has launched a…

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17Sep

£1.75 per tonne could be too expensive!

Posted on 17th September, 2008

When WeeeCare launched low-cost compliance last year from as little as £6 per tonne, many critics said it was impossible. Bradford has extended its WeeeCare contract, Fred Twiddy, SMOC Environmental Manager commented “WeeeCare has delivered exceptional service levels to all our civic amenity sites. ” As well as collecting WEEE from amenity sites and households…

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10Sep

PackCare compliance scheme launched

Posted on 10th September, 2008

Following the tremendous success of WeeeCare Compliance and the purchase earlier this year of leading packaging recycling company E Pease & Son of Leeds (renamed PackCare), it was only a matter of time before we established our own packaging compliance scheme. Simplicity and low cost are the common themes but, as many of our current…

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05Sep

Innovative waste packaging service launched

Posted on 5th September, 2008

Scott Bader, the manufacturer of speciality polymers, has launched a new waste packaging service in conjunction with WasteCare and its subsidiary, PackCare. In common with almost all manufacturing companies, Scott Bader has been keen to minimise environmental impact, reduce landfill and increase production efficiency. Over recent years, as new regulations have been imposed and waste…

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05Sep

Climate Change Bill – A breath of fresh air

Posted on 5th September, 2008

The Climate Change Bill is soon to become law. Although initially it will impact only large energy users (ie those spending more than £500,000 pa on electricity), all businesses will soon be affected. The Bill aims to reduce the carbon footprint of large energy users by 12.5% by 2010 and by 26-32% by 2020. The…

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01Sep

Mobile phone recycling: WeeeCare calls up Gooseberry

Posted on 1st September, 2008

Everyone knows that old mobile phones have a recoverable value. The problem is ensuring you get the true value and that the phone is correctly handled. WeeeCare has now teamed up with Gooseberry, a new global phone recycling organisation, to increase the number of phones recycled. To get the scheme off to a good start,…

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01Sep

Free battery collection service BatteryBack goes positive

Posted on 1st September, 2008

While there may be no such thing as a free lunch, there is such a thing as a free battery collection service. Since its launch on July 1, BatteryBack now has more than 600 free battery collection points listed on its online site location map. Despite limiting trials to a maximum of ten sites for…

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28Aug

Dangerous Goods Training from FreightSafe – Its in the name

Posted on 28th August, 2008

WasteCare has added another new service to its portfolio – Freightsafe. Increased legislation and a more litigious society means staff training has never been more important. Freightsafe provides dangerous goods training for both the waste industry and anyone involved in the movement of hazardous substances.

28Aug

Scottish photographic waste recovery at Livingston

Posted on 28th August, 2008

WasteCare’s Scottish facility, based at Livingston, has become of Britain’s last remaining photographic waste treatment centres. With the digitalisation of photography and radiography, demand for traditional silver recovery has declined dramatically. In spite of this trend, WasteCare has succeeded in winning work from Europe, which – combined with a growing UK market share – has…

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