Over £8m will be spent on projects that will support higher levels of reuse and recycling of waste electrical and electronic waste, the Joint Trade Association (JTA) confirmed today (6 June). The fund, generated by the use of the WEEE … Continue reading →
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Following the Government’s recent publication of the summary of responses received to its WEEE regulations consultation, and the three key changes to be made, compliance scheme operators, Recolight and Ecosurety, have expressed their support. The summary document included three key … Continue reading →
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Following a three-month refurbishment programme, and want it describes as”considerable investment in the facility”, UNTHA UK has revealed its new-look shredder test centre, allowing its customers to see exactly what the products can do. The trial department has long been … Continue reading →
Government minister Dr Thérèse Coffey MP officially opened the UK’s “biggest” fridge recycling plant this week, with online retailer AO saying it will process more than 700,000 appliances in its first year of operations. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State … Continue reading →
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UK’s lighting WEEE compliance scheme, Recolight, has welcomed Defra’s announcement of the 2018 national target for waste lamp recycling. Defra initially considered setting the target at 5256 tonnes, but following a consultation in early March, they have increased this to … Continue reading →
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Following the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee 2017 consultation, Defra received 30 responses from producers, Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs), professional bodies, waste management companies and local authorities. Of the 30 respondents, 28 agreed that the Secretary of … Continue reading →
The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice for the UK’s resource and waste management industry, has expressed opposition to the 2018 WEEE collection targets. ESA Policy Adviser Roy Hathaway said: “Defra should heed the criticism from right across the waste management … Continue reading →
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Data released by the Environment Agency (EA) has shown that the 2017 lamp recycling rate was 48.5% – up from 47.5% in 2015, while the luminaire rate also increased from 7.1% to 7.5%. This further increase, although described as “modest”, … Continue reading →
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