A fund for projects to support higher levels of reuse and recycling of waste electrical and electronic products is considerably larger than in previous years after many of the producers that put cash into the pot missed their compliance targets.
DEFRA said it will retain the existing 14 categories of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) after consulting on EU rules which aim to expand the regulations to cover all products.
Almost all of the enforcement action carried out by the government’s products regulator between April 2016 and September last year related to the illegal harvesting of timber
DEFRA has marginally increased the 2018 WEEE collection target for lamp recycling
The Environment Agency’s decision to push ahead with plans to increase many of its permitting charges from 1 April has been criticised by industry bodies, who have warned that the ‘unjustified’ fee rises could affect their members’ businesses
Proposed lower targets for the collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment for 2018 are not the way to deal with underperformance on the 2017 target, the waste sector argues
Substantial quantities of rare metals in scrap vehicles are being lost, an EU-funded study has found
The methodology used to calculate the WEEE compliance fee is aimed at encouraging the collection and recycling of electronic waste but is the fourth iteration, chosen by DEFRA, anymore likely to achieve this in a fair and efficient way? Conor McGlone investigates
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