weee News

  • 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 ...


    By SA Eng.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • WEEE Advisory body calls for views on IPR

    The WEEE Advisory Body is urging all interested WEEE stakeholders to participate in a consultation for a planned report on Individual Producer Responsibility. IPR gives producers the responsibility for their own items and may help to provide an economic incentive to adapt the design of their products to the prerequisites of sound waste management. The aim of the consultation is to provide the ...

  • 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 ...

  • One RoHS, one REACH, one WEEE

    Calls for global harmonization of environmental legislation are in vain. Those affected by the laws already act in relation of the strictest of the RoHS, REACH and WEEE regulations, independently of its nationality. Even if electronics producers could design their products for each market with compliance to that market’s environmental legislation in mind, this is not financially fruitful. So ...


  • UK government clarifies its position on WEEE ruling

    The Government has written to all waste electrical and electronic equipment compliance schemes to respond to queries raised in relation to last month’s Repic judicial review ruling and to clarify its position. WEEE compliance scheme Repic took the Government to court and claimed that the WEEE Regulations were unlawful and that the Government had behaved unlawfully in not taking enforcement action ...

  • Local authorities ask Government for more funding for WEEE

    The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee has urged the Government to provide more funding for the waste electrical and electronic equipment distributor take-back scheme to help councils. Under the WEEE regulations, distributors, such as retailers, supplying EEE for use by private households, are required to offer in-store take-back for old EEE returned by consumers when they are ...

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