Back to Basics… A Simple Guide To Understand WEEE

April 23, 2018

 

Back to Basics… A Simple Guide To Understand WEEE

 

If we were to say that in England alone there is 180 million tonnes of waste produced every year – would that surprise you? We have a government who is actively promoting a zero waste economy with the goal to reduce, reuse and recycle however we can.

 

Landfill is a last resort.

 

If you are a business you will know that the UK law requires you to recycle and recover a large amount of your manufactured goods. These laws have incorporated EC legal requirements and those including electrical waste pertaining to retailer and distributors of such products.

 

These requirements state that both must comply with the waste electrical and electronic equipment (“the WEEE regs”).

 

So what is WEEE? Good question.

 

WEEE is electrical or electronic equipment that has come to the end of its ‘user life’ and covers a range of equipment. In simple terms if an item uses electricity, usually connected via a plug or battery, they are included in this category and classed as WEEE.

News Archive:

 

 

2018 

 

China Limits Spark Waste Crisis

Jun 27, 2018

 

Ministers Urged for VAT To Be Adjusted On Products Made From Recycled Items 

Jun 21, 2018

 

Non Compliant WEEE Traders Targeted

Jun 4, 2018

 

Recycling Week Announced

May 31, 2018

 

Your Guide to Categories of WEEE

May 17, 2018

 

Fridges… Why Do You Need To Recycle Them?

May 10, 2018

 

GAP Support Changing Minds with Pick Up A Penny

Apr 30, 2018

 

Back to Basics… A Simple Guide To Understand WEEE

Apr 23, 2018

 

Waste Companies Raise Concern Over WEEE Scheme for HWRCs

Apr 11, 2018

 

GATESHEAD FIRM SECURE £5.7MILLION TO BRING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO LOCAL AREA

Apr 9, 2018

 

The EA Criticised Over WEEE Charges

Mar 27, 2018

 

New Charging Scheme Revealed

Mar 22, 2018

 

Treasury to Work With Recycling Industry on Plastic Tax

Mar 14, 2018

 

WEEE Targets to Be Reduced By DEFRA

Mar 9, 2018

 

Global Recycling Day

Mar 7, 2018

 

WEEE Target Missed for 2017

Mar 5, 2018

 

Town Hall Recycling Rates Drop

Mar 2, 2018

 

Scotland Shows Compliance Improvements

Feb 26, 2018

 

Defra Reports Increase in Recycling Rate

Feb 26, 2018

 

Environment Agency Unlike To Meet Targets

Feb 23, 2018

 

UK Biggest Contributor to Europe Recycling Milestone

Feb 13, 2018

 

Newcastle to Reduce RDF Exports

Feb 4, 2018

 

Industry Bodies Criticise EAs New Charging Model

Feb 2, 2018

 

Infrastructure Needed for Commercial Waste

Jan 31, 2018

 

UK Opposes Recycling Targets

Jan 29, 2018

 

Illegal Dumping Costs £1Million Per Incident

Jan 22, 2018

 

UK Struggles to Meet EU WEEE Target

Jan 22, 2018

 

WRAP Forced to Cut Jobs

Jan 18, 2018

 

Agency Reminds Recycling Operators of Charges Review

Jan 16, 2018

 

Textile Slaves Discovered by Northumbria Police

Jan 16, 2018

 

Householders Could Be Fined For Using Illegal Waste Operators

Jan 16, 2018

 

Environment Plan Requires More Help

Jan 15, 2018

 

Enforcement Agency to Take Power – Before Brexit

Jan 10, 2018

 

Challenging Targets For WEEE Processors in 2018

Jan 8, 2018

 

World Leaders Encouraged to Promote Recycling

Jan 7, 2018 

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