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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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 →
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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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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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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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 →
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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