Late-2018 saw the launch of the government’s Waste and Resources strategy, which outlined long-term plans to minimise waste, promote resource efficiency and move the country towards a circular economy.Importantly, the strategy presented a timeline of key milestones to achieve the following objectives:
Double resource productivity by 2050;
Eliminate avoidable waste of all kinds by 2050;
Eliminate avoidable plastic waste over the lifetime of the 25 Year Environment Plan;
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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has approved the fifth phase of its Distributor Takeback Scheme (DTS) for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), which will see large retailers operate in-store take-back schemes from 2021.
German company Erdwich Zderkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH is working to advance the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) around the world, supplying equipment to recycling plants in Hong Kong and Portugal.
The European Commission’s European Green Deal includes proposals to introduce an EU-wide model for the separate collection of waste and rules on minimum recycled content, promising a step change in the EU’s approach to resources and waste.
Following the installation of the UK’s first automated compressor dismantling facility at the Environcom recycling plant in Grantham, Environcom CEO Cris Stephenson and REPIC CEO Mark Burrows-Smith explain more about the project.
Annual November savings event, Black Friday, encourages excessive consumerism but this year organisations are promoting creative making, upcycling and repairing to bring communities together and reduce environmental damage.
Environmental compliance scheme Ecosurety has launched a £1 million fund to support projects tackling the environmental impacts of packaging, batteries or waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
New figures from the Royal Society of Chemistry reveal that more than half of UK households have at least one unused electrical device, with 82 per cent having no plans to recycle or sell on their devices.