Monthly Archives:: December 2012

Solar Business Focus article addresses WEEE legislation

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The November edition of Solar Business Focus, the magazine for professionals in the solar business, features an article by Strateco chairman, David Burton, which addresses a number of issues that could impact upon the photovoltaics sector under forthcoming WEEE Regulations. Unless the rules under current legislation are changed it could mean significant upfront costs for… Read more »

More WEEE export prosecutions

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Following discovery of illegal shipments of WEEE to Nigeria, Ghana and Pakistan several operators have recently received substantial fines at the Crown Court. Crucial to the cases was the issue of liability and the appeal ruling was that strict liability did apply at all stages of the chain and it was no defence to say… Read more »

Scrap metal cash ban comes into force

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A ban on cash payments for scrap metal at recyclers’ yards in England and Wales comes into force on 3rd December which means that payments for scrap metal must be made electronically or by cheque as payment by cash is now a criminal offence and can result in fines, with higher fines set out for… Read more »