Monthly Archives:: March 2013

WEEE sector prepares for consultation

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The various stakeholders that operate under WEEE legislation prepare for their Easter break in anticipation of the appearance of the WEEE consultation expected immediately after the holidays. The major controversy revolves around the efforts to address, so far unsuccessfully, the existence of an ‘evidence’ trading floor which Producers claim is adding to their costs of… Read more »

EA raids 60 illegal waste sites in ‘day of action’

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More than 60 suspected illegal waste sites across England were given surprise inspections by the Environment Agency in a ‘day of action’ against waste crime on 27th March. Over 100 Agency officers visited sites as part of Operation Cyclone – including scrap metal yards and major construction projects where construction waste was suspected of being… Read more »

2012 WEEE collection data released

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The UK’s WEEE collection rate rose fractionally in 2012, despite lower actual collections, but aided by a fall in the tonnage of new products placed onto the market, data published by the Environment Agency last week has shown. The provisional figures show that the total collection rate for household and non-household waste electrical and electronic… Read more »

Surprise early ruling in Judicial Review

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The outcome of the Judicial Review into the separate collection of recyclables definition within the Waste Framework Directive came earlier than expected when the judge’s ruling, after only a few days consideration, means that councils can continue to operate commingled collections of recyclable material including paper, glass, plastic and metal –much the chagrin of some… Read more »

Judical Review decision on recyclables collection due ‘in weeks’

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A verdict on Defra’s interpretation of the Waste Framework Directive on commingled recycling collections is due within weeks, after the Judicial Review hearing at Cardiff Administrative Court ended. While the hearing had been scheduled to last four days it ended after only two after both sides had presented their cases to the judge who has… Read more »

Official launch of EEE reuse standard

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Both the Environment Agency and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have welcomed the official launch of a reuse specification for used electrical items which is expected to make it easier to identify illegal shipments of WEEE. The PAS 141 specification has been developed by industry experts working with BIS and will be… Read more »