June 27, 2018

 

China Limits Spark Waste Crisis

 

Many households are familiar with segregating their household waste into what can be recycled and what cannot. After recycling bins were introduced by councils to homes a few years back its now became second nature to most. Globally we are seeing a bigger push towards the circular economy and sustainability but today the Guardian has reported that many household items which would have previously been exported to china now cannot. So where will it go now? China up until recently has imported huge volumes of recyclables and has never been fazed by the levels of contamination as others would. Now due to the increasing levels of contamination in China, limits have been implemented which sees countries like Australia struggling for a solution at where their waste is going to be sent.

 

 

 

 

 

June 21, 2018

 

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

 

Businesses and Politicians have asked that Ministers consider amending VAT on items that are made up of recycled components. This comes after those who made the request feel it would have a positive effect on recycling. The change would hopefully result in businesses producing more environmentally friendly items and spending time in the development phase to identify recycled components which could be used. In addition, if VAT were to be adjusted accordingly, this could encourage consumers to make more environmentally friendly purchases.

  

 

 

 

 

 

Non compliant WEEE Traders targeted 

 

Concerns have been raised throughout the UK from various Compliance Schemes with regards to online traders avoiding responsibilities posed by the WEEE regulations. It has been noted that a large proportion of “free riders” are those selling through online market places such as Amazon, Ebay and Craigslist. This has as a result impacted on those traders who are compliant as they are subsidising the cost of those who are avoiding their producer obligation. MRW have reported this week that Defra intend to invite online traders for a discussion regarding their obligations as a producer as well as how to ensure that they are compliant.

 

 

 

 

 

May 31, 2018

 

Recycling Week Announced

 

Recycling. We do. Because it matters”.WRAP have announced that recycling week will run from the 24th to the 30th of September this week. The aim of the theme is to put across a simple but effective message of why recycling matters. 

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