Monthly Archives:: September 2012

Defra reveals timetable for cutting waste red tape

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Defra has published a detailed plan setting out when the government intends to improve a number of waste and other environmental regulations including WEEE. The ‘Red Tape Challenge- Environment Theme Implementation Plan’ emanates from the Red Tape Challenge which was launched by the Prime Minister in April 2011 and lays out the Department’s timetable for… Read more »

EA publish WEEE Data for Quarter Two

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The EA has published WEEE data relating to the second quarter of 2012. Comparison with the first two quarters of 2011 show that the collection rate of household WEEE, as a percentage of EEE placed on the market, has dropped from 49% to 47%. Recorded collection rates from the B2B sector remain consistently low showing… Read more »

EA produces guidance on ‘Fixed Installations’

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The Environment Agency has attempted to clarify the definition of fixed installations – parts of which are, potentially, outside the scope of the WEEE Regulations. While the term ‘fixed installation’ is not found in the text of either the WEEE Directive or the UK WEEE Regulations, it is a phrase used by the European Commission… Read more »

EA produces draft guidance for AATFs

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The Environment Agency (EA) has produced draft guidance for Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATFs) for use by EA officers when auditing – either under the WEEE Regulations or under Pollution, Prevention and Control (PPC) measures. The Guidance includes the definition and composition of small mixed WEEE (SMW), the Permitting and Treatment requirements for SMW using… Read more »

David Burton appointed to WEEE Working Group

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David Burton, Chairman and Managing Director of Strateco and Project Director of B2B Compliance, has been invited onto the BIS WEEE Working Group intended to provide input through transposition of the recast WEEE Directive. He responded “ One of the priority issues raised by BIS relates to the ‘Red Tape Challenge’ and the compliance ‘price’… Read more »

Mark Fallon new WEEE minister

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Michael Fallon MP has been named as the new minister responsible for WEEE at BIS, replacing outgoing Minister Mark Prisk, who has held the role since 2010. This change was part of the government’s recent cabinet reshuffle. Michael’s new role will see him given responsibility for BIS’s drive to cut red tape for businesses, which… Read more »

Eco Design and Energy Labelling for TVs

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The European Commission has sent out a discussion paper on the review of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations for televisions and on the draft Regulation on electronic displays, including computer monitors. To assist in developing the UK Government response, stakeholders are invited to send comments to efficient.products@defra.gsi.gov.uk, quoting “Television Working Document Comments” by Friday… Read more »

WRAP Research – WEEE Treatment Techniques

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WRAP (Waste and Resource Action Programme) have recently released a summary of key findings following their research into the recovery and disposal of WEEE in the UK.  The document reviews the current situation for the recovery of WEEE and the potential opportunities to advance WEEE recovery in the future.  The changing WEEE landscape and how… Read more »