10th November 2017
Data Security Fears Prevent Household Electrical Items Being Recycled

Data Security Fears Prevent Household Electrical Items Being Recycled

Personal data security fears are preventing households in the UK from disposing of old, broken and unused electricals correctly according to a new survey by REPIC, the UK’s largest WEEE producer compliance scheme. 69% of people questioned admitted to having … Continue reading

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2nd August 2017
Funding Boost For Councils To Target WEEE Reuse

Funding Boost For Councils To Target WEEE Reuse

Producers and retailers of electrical equipment have launched a fund of £665,000 aimed at supporting projects, led by local authorities, to deliver increased levels of reuse and recycling of waste electrical equipment. Proposals are now sought from local authorities working … Continue reading

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17th July 2017
20% Of Lamps Sold In UK Non-Compliant, Analysis Suggests

20% Of Lamps Sold In UK Non-Compliant, Analysis Suggests

Recolight analysis suggests LED lamps that may breach WEEE regs, sold through online retailers, represent 20% of UK total lamp sales. Recolight, WEEE scheme for the UK lighting industry, has collated data to estimate the possible scale of WEEE non-compliance … Continue reading

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8th May 2017
Recycling Blaze Sees Residents Evacuated From Homes

Recycling Blaze Sees Residents Evacuated From Homes

20 people have been evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out a recycling site in Wardley Industrial Estate near Swinton, Greater Manchester yesterday (7 May).  The fire is believed to involve a large quantity of recycled computer parts … Continue reading

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28th April 2017
Studies Explore WEEE Captured Outside UK Producer Responsibility Regime

Studies Explore WEEE Captured Outside UK Producer Responsibility Regime

Two new projects are seeking to better understand the fate of discarded electrical and electronic products whose treatment and recycling is currently not being financed by producers. The projects will look into: what happens to the estimated 139kt of unreported, … Continue reading

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17th March 2017
Lamp Recycling Tonnage Expected To Decline

Lamp Recycling Tonnage Expected To Decline

Recolight has welcomed a further increase in the UK’s annual waste lamp recycling rate and has said it now expects the tonnage for lamp recycling to decline in the future. Data recently released by the Environment Agency (EA) shows that … Continue reading

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22nd November 2016
WRAP Offers Sustainable Guide To Buying Electricals This Black Friday

WRAP Offers Sustainable Guide To Buying Electricals This Black Friday

As retailers and shoppers gear up for another highly-charged Black Friday, WRAP is providing a calming influence with their SMART guide to buying electricals. Each year the UK buys 1.4m tonnes (or £21bn worth) of electrical and electronic products, and … Continue reading

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