The next 12 months will herald the biggest changes in the biowaste market since the development of Quality Protocols setting out how recovered materials could be reused or supplied into other markets, without being subject to regulatory controls.
The spring will see the publication of Defra’s updated Resources and Waste Strategy for further consultation and it will confirm many of the policy changes that will deliver major changes in the way we deal with waste.
A new report published by WEEE Forum calls for action on the treatment of WEEE as scrap metal, urging competent authorities to penalise facilities that illegitimately incorporate WEEE into their unreported waste flows.
The latest collection figures for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for the second quarter of 2020 have been missed due to the severe disruption caused by coronavirus, according to data released by the Environment Agency (EA).
Most classes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the UK must now be classed as hazardous waste or containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs) unless it can be proved otherwise, according to updated guidance by the Environment Agency (EA).
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced yesterday (8 June) that any methodology for calculating the 2020 waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance fee will take the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic into account.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) are working with packaging compliance company Valpak to update the PackFlow material reports in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Collection figures for household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) released today (1 June) by the Environment Agency (EA) for the first quarter of 2020 are slightly ahead of 2020 targets.