WEEE News

Policy update – representing your interests

Engaging in policy and with industry The Government is taking steps towards a circular Economy for Electronic goods and as part of this DEFRA are…
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£2.5 million paid out by Material Focus to support the WEEE sector

The £2.5 million funding has been paid out by Material Focus (formally the WEEE Fund) as interest-free loans to Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATFs) and…
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POPs household WEEE guidance updated by the EA

In new guidance for recyclers, the Environment Agency has confirmed that, unless proven it does not contain Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), household WEEE must be…
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COVID-19 impact to feature in compliance fee proposals

The guidance for submitting a compliance fee proposal has been updated by Defra this week, making it clear that all proposals should include a mechanism…
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Positive Q1 2020 WEEE collections results

The Environment Agency released the Q1 2020 WEEE collection results yesterday which show a very good start to the year against the annual targets. In all,…
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Financial support for AATFs and new awareness campaign launched

The WEEE Fund has recently launched a number of initiatives using the proceeds of the WEEE Compliance Fee to promote and support the recycling of…
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2019 WEEE collection targets missed

For the third year in a row, the annual WEEE collection targets have been missed. This comes as no great surprise however, as all the…
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Review of WEEE regulations published

The Post Implementation Review of The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 was released last week by Government. After the WEEE regulations were…
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DTS set to close after short extension

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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