Posts Categorized: WEEE

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 »

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 »