weee News

  • WEEE prices increase

    Producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) will have to pay more to their producer compliance schemes for the collection and treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) following the sharp fall in metal prices. Producer compliance scheme Valpak marketing director Duncan Simpson said: “The main reason that WEEE producers have to pay more for evidence is that the ...

  • White paper on WEEE

    Untitled Document The French Federation for Recovery, ...


  • Foundations of US WEEE

    Often mocked, US e-waste legislation is beginning to form on the state level. In some cases, the product scope is even on a par with that of EU legislation. This year, Indiana and Wisconsin enacted e-waste laws. Many US states have enacted laws on e-waste recycling in recent years. Most use some kind of producer responsibility system, with free recycling of e-waste for consumers, charities, ...


  • Cameron visits WEEE firm

    David Cameron pays a visit to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) company SWEEEP.  SWEEEP contracts manger Justin Greenaway said: “David and I spoke about the downturn in commodity values and he impressed me with his knowledge of the WEEE Directive and the way in which compliance schemes are funding the recycling of this new waste ...

  • Wincanton: No risk to WEEE operations

    Logistics firm Wincanton has said that its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) operations will not be affected after it admitted that nearly 1,000 jobs were at risk from its food distribution arm. A Wincanton spokesman said that WEEE operations will “absolutely not be affected”.Wincanton expanded its WEEE recycling infrastructure last year by investing £5m in its second treatment ...

  • NEW Shredder for WEEE material

    Delivered and installed to the Emirates a new shredder for the electronic waste shredding on Security Data Destruction application.  The machine equipped with 44 kW is a small and compact SA2-1000XS which answered completely the request of the client getting a final result as requested.  The machine is going to be added to another SA Eng machine model SA1 ...

  • Consulation on revisions to WEEE directive launched

    The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has launched a consultation on revisions to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations. BERR pledged to increase the effectiveness of the regulations, designed to drive up the collection and treatment of WEEE in the UK. Business and Economic Minister Ian Pearson said: “We are now almost 18 months into the UK WEEE system ...

  • Sita fined for breaching WEEE Regulations

    Sita Metal Recycling has been fined GBP 4,000 following a prosecution by the Environment Agency for breaching waste electrical and electronic equipment regulations. The firm has been charged with two sets of offences: In 2007 and 2008 the company issued evidence for the treatment of WEEE that was subsequently exported not through an approved exporter; and In 2008, the company issued ...

  • Guidance on WEEE regulations issued by BIS

    Businesses are prepared for the changes to the WEEE system by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The WEEE Regulations 2013: Government Guidance Notes were released by the Department for BIS on the 1st of November for ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Sims WEEE plant opens in Wales

    A further 100,000 tonnes a year of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment processing capacity has been added to the UK, with the opening of Sims Recycling Solutions’ flagship WEEE plant in Newport, Wales. The £12 million plant was officially opened yesterday (9 February, 2009) by First Minister for Wales, the Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan. “This is good for Newport and good for Wales. This facility ...

  • WEEE recast should focus on WEEE system as a whole, says industry expert

    The recast waste electrical and electronic equipment Directive targets should focus on the WEEE system as a whole instead of a small element of it, according to an industry expert. Speaking to MRW, HP environmental compliance manager Dr Kirsty McIntyre said she welcomed what the European Committee and Parliament was trying to achieve with the targets but she said responsibility should be placed ...

  • Precious metal recovery from WEEE

    Precious metals, such as gold and silver, constitute a small but valuable part of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). New research suggests that significant amounts of these precious metals are lost in the initial stage of the waste recovery process and makes recommendations for improvements in the recycling chain. For 2005, it was estimated that around 9 million tonnes of ...

  • Businesses urged to make WEEE effort

    The Environment Agency (EA) has contacted more than 1,500 businesses across the north-east to remind them of their recycling responsibilities for electrical items. Anyone importing, rebranding or manufacturing electrical or electronic equipment must register with the EA under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations. Breaching the regulations could lead to prosecution. An EA ...

  • Gaps in WEEE Directive laid bare

    The introduction of a national or European Union register to hold all organisations handling waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU will help Member States to capture more WEEE tonnages, according to an industry expert. Speaking to MRW, WEEE compliance scheme Ireland European Recycling Platform general manager Martin Tobin said: “All organisations handling WEEE should be registered ...

  • New research shows Brits still binning WEEE

    More than two-thirds of UK households are still putting electrical gadgets in the household waste and 17% do not recycle electrical items at all. Research from electrical specialist Comet to mark the first anniversary of the introduction of the WEEE Directive on Tuesday showed consumers are lagging behind on electrical recycling compared to other household items. Although awareness of waste ...

  • BERR and WRAP team up for WEEE campaign

    In the run up to Christmas, the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a consumer awareness campaign on behalf of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) to remind consumers to recycle their electrical equipment. Whether it’s the latest must have toy gadget for the children or a new gizmo for the kitchen, Christmas will see a huge surge in the ...

  • WEEE firm fined for exposing workers to mercury fumes

    A Glasgow-based Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment firm and its director have been fined £145,000 for exposing workers to toxic mercury fumes at its Huddersfield recycling plant. Employees including one who was pregnant, of Electrical Waste Recycling Group, were poisoned when ventilation systems failed at its recycling plant. The firm recycles WEEE including fluorescent light tubes ...

  • WEEE recycling firm faces mercury charges

    An electrical recycling firm charged with exposing employees to mercury will appear at Huddersfield Magistrates Court on 20 July. Electrical Waste Recycling Group, based in Kirkheaton in Huddersfield, is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive. Company director Craig Thompson is also facing charges. The firm recycles waste electrical and electronic equipment, including light tubes ...

  • European body calls for tougher privacy regulations for WEEE

    Second-hand waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) should be banned from being resold if personal data has not been properly wiped, believes the European Data Supervisor. The privacy watchdog’s Peter Hustinx has called for the European Commission to address data protection risks when the previous user’s personal data has not been deleted and can be accessed by third parties when ...

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