Monday, December 5, 2022

WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment

Mobilising repair skills in Clydebank

Quality certification is a priority for reuse initiatives, and the Revolve reuse quality standard in Scotland recently hit an important milestone. A social enterprise, which...

Scottish remanufacturing businesses share funding award

Funding has been awarded to nine projects intended to help Scottish remanufacturing businesses explore how to make the most efficient use of materials –...

Critics question the ambition of EU circular economy proposals

The EU’s latest Circular Economy Package was announced on 2 December, drawing criticism from some for its dilution of previously more ambitious targets, particularly...

Illegal WEEE exports lower than expected, but concerns remain, says study

A comprehensive two year investigation into countering illegal exports of WEEE across Europe has revealed that 10 times more WEEE is mismanaged and discarded...

The importance of counting all WEEE streams

A report by the United Nations University has warned that global e-waste will reach 50m tonnes by 2018. The UK is listed in the...

Plasma facility to extract gold from WEEE

In early March a consortium of UK firms launched what seems a potentially ground-breaking project to help unlock the value found in discarded electronic...

Can You Fix It? Zero Waste Scotland Launches New Training Fund for Re-Use Groups

Cash to train staff in key repair skills is on offer from Scotland’s resource efficiency body Zero Waste Scotland, which on 6 March launched...

Remanufacturing reloaded?

October funding announcements suggest new interest in researching the repair and restoration of end-of-life products A series of remanufacturing announcements in October hinted at a...
Equipment manufacturers could show more willingness to take an ownership role for end-of-life products, suggested one recovery specialist.

Taking the WEEE: Recycling IT

A panel discussion at the Resource & Waste Management show in September looked at progress and challenges with recycling materials recovered from electronic equipment THERE...

Circularity gains business traction

Moving to a circular business model can boost the bottom line. There is now much discussion and debate as to the best way to...
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Tougher targets for electrical waste

The 14 February 2014 deadline for EU Member States to transpose the new Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recast Directive 2012/19/EU into national...
Local authorities may have freedom to deal with WEEE themselves, should they wish to benefit from any positive value

Harmonisation of packaging waste, WEEE and batteries welcomed

The UK government is to review proposals to harmonise the producer responsibility regimes for packaging, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and batteries –...