19Mar

Why WAS?

Posted on 19th March, 2019

If you are a producer of EEE, a local authority, an AATF or a PCS you are a stakeholder and what happens next will affect you. In January DEFRA invited the sector to put forward alternatives to the current voluntary WEEE Producer Balancing Scheme. Following the deadline on the 1st March only WAS has stepped…

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19Mar

Cooking on waste!

Posted on 19th March, 2019

“The integration of the East Kent Thermal Recovery Facility with the WasteCare Group has got off to a flying start.” claims Graeme Parkin Group COO. “Barely 4 weeks in and we have managed to fill current capacity as well as integrate our IT and operational teams. A pre-planned shutdown is due at the end of…

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19Mar

The Big Battery Hunt has just got BIGGER

Posted on 19th March, 2019

The Big Battery Hunt is in full swing again in 2019, following the success of the 2018 programme. New schools are being recruited each week for this year’s competition and more than 70 tonnes of batteries have been collected so far in 2019, with more batteries being collected every day. To help the program, a…

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19Mar

Defra launches strategy consultations

Posted on 19th March, 2019

The Government has set out the full details of how it plans to implement the core aspects of the Resources and Waste Strategy by releasing a string of consultations in February. On household waste measures, the department issued four consultations covering Deposit Return Schemes; Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR); Consistency; and a tax on plastic packaging…

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19Mar

Project sets out 5 recommendations for CRM recovery in WEEE

Posted on 19th March, 2019

A £2.1m project backed by Defra and the Welsh government has set out five policy recommendations to increase the capture of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) from WEEE. The CRM Recovery project outlined the findings of a three-year study into the recovery of CRMs, and looked at the recovery of valuable materials such as silver, gold…

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19Mar

‘On the go’ DRS in consultation options

Posted on 19th March, 2019

Defra has launched its long-awaited consultation on a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), which sets out two potential options. The first option, known as the ‘all-in’ model, would target virtually all drinks containers placed on the market, irrespective of size. The second option, known as the ‘on-the-go’ model, would restrict the drinks containers inscope to those…

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19Mar

Textiles follows plastics for public pressure

Posted on 19th March, 2019

While the ‘Blue-Planet effect’ has seen public pressure ramp up on plastics, similar pressure from MPs and lobby groups is now beginning to apply in the textiles and used clothing sector. In February, the Environmental Audit Committee, made up of a crossparty group of MPs, recommended that the government introduce a one-penny-pergarment charge on new…

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19Mar

2018 WEEE target missed, as 2019 goal goes up

Posted on 19th March, 2019

An increased target for the collection of waste electrical items from households has been proposed for 2019 – despite latest data suggesting that the two previous targets have been missed. Defra has outlined its proposals for the collections of WEEE in 2019 – which sets a goal for compliance schemes to collect 550,000 tonnes of…

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