Environmental consultancy Eunomia is carrying out research for the European Commission about how to improve compliance with extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulations.
EPR is long recognised within the EU for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), batteries and packaging. Under EPR, producers – both manufacturers and retailers – take financial responsibility for the end-of-life management of products and packaging by collectively contributing to a common fund.
The Waste Management Plan for England evaluates how to support objectives of the Resources and Waste Strategy and the 25-Year Environment Bill and sets out measures for increasing recycling rates across England
Newcastle City Council is taking the opportunity to remind residents about correct disposal techniques for batteries and waste electricals, which are believed to have caused the fires at Walbottle HWRC
Green Alliance research finds that identifying and penalising producers of low-quality electronics could drive efficiencies annually worth up to 800,000 tonnes of avoided carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
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.