Collect and Recycle

Why Should Businesses Recycle Solar Panels?

Whilst solar panels are an important step for businesses looking for green energy solutions, once they reach the end of their life cycle it can feel daunting. Large volumes of solar panels can be collected and disposed of by few recycling companies nationwide, including Collect and Recycle. But what exactly...

How Much Electronic Waste Is Produced Each Year?

According to Statista waste statistics, more than 50 million metric tons of e-waste is generated globally every year. Between 2010 and 2019, e-waste generation increased by roughly 60%.This number accounts for a wide range of electronic products, from household appliances to industrial equipment. The per capita waste generation varies, with...

WEEE regulations guidance published by BIS

Businesses have received help to prepare for the upcoming modifications to the WEEE system, in the form of guidance on the applicability of the new regulations issued by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), Collect and Recycle (http://www.collectandrecycle.com) can report. The guidance, which was released on Friday, November...

BIS introduces mandatory targets to WEEE system

The way the treatment of waste electricals is paid for by electrical goods producers is to be revamped, with mandatory collection targets applying to WEEE compliance schemes from January 2014, leading waste services provider Collect and Recycle (http://www.collectandrecycle.com) reports. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced the changes...

WEEE schemes taken by surprise by de minimis advice

Concern has been expressed by WEEE compliance schemes about Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) correspondence suggesting that small electronics producers should defer registration for 2014, computer scrap specialist Collect and Recycle (http://www.collectandrecycle.com) can report. The Department told producers placing less than five tonnes of electronic goods on the...

WEEE consultation suggests backing for change

Plans by the government to transform the manner in which the UK’s compliance system for waste electrical and electronic equipment is run have received broad backing from IT recyclers, electronics producers and WEEE compliance schemes, reports Collect and Recycle (http://www.collectandrecycle.com). There was particularly strong backing for the government’s two preferred...

Consultation findings draw largely positive response from WEEE compliance schemes

There has been a positive response from various electronics goods producers and waste electrical and electronic equipment compliance schemes to the findings of the consultation by the government on altering the WEEE disposal regime in the UK, Collect and Recycle (http://www.collectandrecycle.com) reports. The proposals did see some opposition, however, amid questions about...

What the new WEEE regulations mean to producers of EEE?

This September, stakeholders in the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) sector are awaiting how the results of proposed amendments to the recast WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU will affect them, but how will this affect small to medium producers of electrical equipment?   The amendments to the legislation have been in light...

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