WEEE News

Lucy Drake-Lee chairs the WEEE Scheme Forum Scoping Panel

The WEEE Scheme Forum (WSF) acts on behalf of 34 waste producer responsibility organisations and within the UK’s WEEE policy regulations. It plays the important…
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Q3 WEEE collections indicate another poor year

The annual target looks set to be missed yet again for the third year in a row, according the Q3 2019 WEEE collection figures released…
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Distributor Take-back Scheme at risk in 2020

Retailers have a requirement under the WEEE regulations to take back items of WEEE when their customers purchase a new item, on a one to one…
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EU passes new eco-design measures

The European Commission has announced a new measure this week that will impact products placed on the market from 2021, including refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers,…
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Q2 WEEE recycling figures indicate targets could be missed again

The 2019 Q2 WEEE collection figures published by the Environment Agency this month illustrate that Q2 recycling is down by almost 1,800 tonnes compared to…
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B2B Compliance team update

This summer there have been a number of key personnel changes at B2B Compliance, starting with a fond and sad farewell to Scheme Manager Abbey…
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£3.5m boost for small WEEE collections and reuse

£3.5 million has been allocated by the WEEE Fund to boost funding for two key aspects of collecting small WEEE across the UK, kerbside and…
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WEEE treatment costs set to increase due to POPs

A recast of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (2019/1021) EU Regulation has been adopted that will impact costs for many WEEE producers selling B2C products.…
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Defra selects mandatory WEEE PBS

The purpose of the WEEE Producer Compliance Scheme Balancing System (PBS) is to deal with requests from Local Authorities to collect WEEE, for example when…
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