Posts By: louise_hughes

Strateco Director presents to the WEEE Scheme Forum

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Strateco’s Managing Director, David Burton, gave a recent presentation to the WEEE Scheme Forum and representatives of the Environment Agency at the Forum’s latest meeting. The presentation, already given to BIS officials, outlined some of the potential ramifications of forthcoming changes to the WEEE legislation and, in particular, the challenges relating to the new collection… Read more »

WEEE Scheme Forum considers the PV issue

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Managing Director of Strateco, David Burton, gave a recent presentation to the WEEE Scheme Forum (which represents about 90% of the UK Producer Compliance Schemes’ obligations) and representatives of the Environment Agency on the issues facing the photovoltaic sector at the Forum’s latest meeting. The presentation, already given to BIS officials, outlined some of the… Read more »

EA Free Rider project nearing completion

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At yesterday’s ICER meeting the Environment Agency confirmed that their project to identify so-called ‘free riders’ is nearing completion. The consultants employed within the project have explored, amongst other areas, companies registered under relevant SIC codes and those shown to be importing electrical or electronic products, in an effort to identify those companies who have… Read more »

Strateco PV presentation to BIS

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The Chairman of Strateco, David Burton, gave a presentation to BIS officials on 31st October related to the issues facing the photovoltaic (PV) sector under the forthcoming revised WEEE Regulations. David described the meeting “It was a very positive and constructive meeting – with BIS officials being both aware of the challenges facing the sector… Read more »

Strateco Chairman presents to BIS

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At a meeting of the Environmental Regulatory Group of the GAMBICA Trade Association, David Burton, Chairman of Strateco, was invited to give a presentation on behalf of ‘B2B Compliance’, to the key team at BIS responsible for implementation of the new WEEE Regulations. While the presentation titled ‘Potential Implication of the Recast Directive’ acknowledged the… Read more »

PV Sector raises concerns at WEEE Working Group

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Chairman of Strateco, David Burton, has raised the initial concerns of the photovoltaic sector at the recent WEEE Working Group meeting. “There is clearly a special case for PV panels when they come within the scope of the new WEEE Regulations and we will be laying these out in the coming months. It’s important to… Read more »

WEEE Working Group meets

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The BIS-appointed WEEE Working Group held its first meeting on Monday 8th October as part of the preparation for consultation for the new WEEE Regulations. The key BIS objectives are: To achieve the Directive Collection Targets Address the costs of compliance Minimise bureaucracy Achieve the environmental objectives Ensure regulatory enforcement David Burton, Chairman of Strateco,… Read more »

Strateco supports PV SECTOR as it prepares for WEEE

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PV CYCLE to lobby for sustainable and effective UK law   PV CYCLE, the pan-European collection and recycling scheme supported by 90% of the photovoltaic manufacturers and importers active in Europe, is now preparing for the mandatory inclusion of PV panels in forthcoming UK WEEE legislation and has appointed Strateco as its consultants. PV CYCLE… Read more »

BIS prepare for WEEE Consultation

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At an Industry Council for Electronic Recycling (ICER) meeting held on 18th September, BIS officials have confirmed their programme of work related to the forthcoming WEEE Consultation. Stage One is to assess data on compliance costs for the B2C sector – which is reputed to be significantly higher than the rest of Europe. This clearly… Read more »

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 »