Posts Categorized: WEEE

Three Organisations bid to operate the Compliance Fee

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The Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has confirmed that it has received three bids to operate the Compliance Fee system – introduced under the revised WEEE Regulations as an alternative form of compliance. Bids have been received from a consortium of five Producer Compliance Schemes, the Environment Exchange and the Joint Trade Associations… Read more »

BIS releases dual use consultation

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The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has issued a consultation document to amend existing statutory guidance in response to the European Commission’s FAQ document on the Recast Directive. The UK’s traditional position has been based upon nature and quantity and has left it for the Producer to decide when placing EEE onto the… Read more »

Assessing the amount of WEEE recycled in metal scrap

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Between 4-5 million tonnes per year of light iron is recycled in the UK annually, which contains a certain amount of WEEE and, while it is correctly processed and recycled, it is not reported or counted as WEEE. This is known as non-obligated WEEE. Large domestic appliances (LDA) form a proportion of this non-obligated WEEE… Read more »

New WEEE Regulations published

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After lengthy consultation the new WEEE Regulations, resulting from the transposition of the Recast WEEE Directive, have now been laid before Parliament and come into effect on 1st January 2014 One of the key issues is the introduction of mandatory collection targets for compliance schemes and mechanisms to prevent the ‘trading’ of evidence of household… Read more »

Budget Pack Ltd acquires Strateco Ltd

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Bristol-based environmental compliance and consultancy business, Budget Pack Ltd, has acquired Oswestry-based Strateco Ltd, a company specialising in WEEE compliance and environmental consultancy. Following a long-standing and positive relationship between both companies, Budget Pack Environmental has agreed a deal to acquire Strateco Ltd as a subsidiary company, which will continue to provide unbroken services to… Read more »

BIS publishes second WEEE consultation

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The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has recently published its second round of consultation on the transposition of the Recast WEEE Directive and changes to address market dysfunctions for household EEE. The key proposed changes include: Inclusion of photovoltaic panels within a new category 14 LED lamp Producers to bear the costs of collection… Read more »

Fridge recycling concerns over pentane ruling

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Since the release of the Environment Agency guidance stating that pentane fridges must be treated as hazardous waste, a number of warnings have been given by councils and recyclers on the rises of fridge fly-tipping and the shortage of available fridge recycling plants. Recent fly-tipping has especially been seen by councils in the West Midlands… Read more »

Edoc preview given at the RWM Exhibition

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The national electronic duty of care system – Edoc, a replacement for the current duty of care paper trail, is due to be launched in January 2014. The RWM exhibition in Birmingham gave a good platform to preview this programme to a number of waste management companies, local authority delegates and others. Edoc is being… Read more »

Environment Agency publishes summary of responses to Coherence Document

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The Environment Agency has published a summary of the responses to the recent discussion document as it seeks to achieve coherence across the four Producer Responsibility regimes of packaging, batteries, WEEE and ELVs. Of predominant interest to Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs), but with cost ramifications for many other stakeholders, the discussion paper (a precursor to… Read more »