A convicted waste criminal has been ordered to pay £1.3 million for defrauding waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) recycling schemes out of millions of pounds in a Proceeds of Crime hearing at Leeds Crown Court yesterday (7 February).
A UN report published at the World Economic Forum says 250 million tonnes of e-waste could be produced annually by 2050, unless systemic change takes place to make the production of electronics more circular.
Under 30s prefer to sell their old electronics rather than recycle them, a survey by WEEE compliance scheme REPIC has revealed, shining a light on knowledge gaps in WEEE reporting that could be affecting recycling rates.
UK compliance schemes for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) have welcomed the government’s response to its consultation on proposed amendments to the UK WEEE Regulations 2013, with actions to be taken forward including a more equitable sharing of the costs of WEEE collection.
Nigel Harvey, CEO of lighting recycling compliance scheme Recolight, has been appointed Vice-Chairman of EucoLight, the European association of lamp and lighting collection and recycling organisations.
One of the final hurdles in ratifying new European circular economy legislation has been cleared as the European Parliament votes through the Circular Economy Package, fixing a 65 per cent recycling target for 2035.