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:





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



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