• Recolight supports government’s proposed 2017 UK lamp recycling target

    Defra has today proposed a 2017 lamp collection target for the UK of 6009 tonnes.  They have said they would particularly welcome evidence from stakeholders to support or indicate if an alternative target may be appropriate.

  • All that glitters IS gold..

    MP for Huddersfield, Barry Sheerman recently visited CEF's electrical waste site with the aim of educating people in the recycling of such equipment under the WEEE regulations. 

    His visit came after a group of local children visited the facility to work on the need for young people to understand how, as a society, we manage waste. 

  • Who would work in the waste recycling industry?

    On 4 July 2018, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published the provisional statistics concerning fatal injuries that occurred in 2017/2018[1]. The HSE noted: “a total of 144 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2017/18 … In statistical terms the number of fatalities has remained broadly level in recent years – the average annual number of workers killed at work over the five years 2013/14-2017/18 is 141.”  

  • Resources and Waste Strategy release

    Non-compliant internet sellers will be liable for the WEEE compliance of products they sell online.  That is the position set out in the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, released today.

  • New fleet of sustainable recycling trucks unveiled by EWRG

     The Electrical Waste Recycling Group (EWRG) has unveiled its new fleet of sustainable recycling trucks with a bang at a special launch event.

  • Marshall-Tufflex launches interactive recycling calculator

    Providing a window into cable management Marshall-Tufflex has launched its Recycled PVC-U Calculator, showing users exactly how much recycled material is included in each of its products and therefore saved from being sent straight to landfill. 

  • Funding boost for recycling of waste electrical

    An additional £3.3 million, generated by the use of the WEEE Directive Compliance Fee in 2018, will be spent on projects supporting higher levels of reuse and recycling of waste electrical and electronic waste, the Joint Trade Association (JTA) has confirmed.

  • Recycling matters

    Paul Hetherington, CEO at Marshall-Tufflex, discusses the environmental benefits of selecting PVC-U cable management systems manufactured from recycled materials. 

  • Taking responsibility

    Recolight explains the WEEE regulations and how they affect contractors and their customers.

  • Waste electronics: costly, complex and far from comfortable

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is the elephant in the room. A quick scan of recent news articles pulls up a plethora of missed targets, new legislation, illegal exportation and high technology. A heady mix of information, indeed, and truly a minefield. On top of this, DEFRA said in the recent UK Resources and Waste Strategy that it plans to review UK WEEE regulations again in early 2020.

  • Riello UPS introduces plastic waste reduction plans

    Wrexham-based Riello UPS has issued its staff with reusable stainless steel drinks bottles as part of its drive to eliminate single-use plastics. 

  • igus invests £4M in pioneering plastic recycling firm

    igus has invested £4 million in Mura Technology Limited, which is seeking to put the first commercial Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor (Cat-HTR) plant into operation.

  • Marshall-Tufflex reaches finals in Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020

    Marshall-Tufflex has been announced as a finalist for the Plastics Recycling Awards 2020 for its PVC-U range of trunking and conduit systems.

  • WEEErk it

    Nigel Harvey, chief executive at Recolight Ltd explains how specifiers can work the WEEE system to get their waste lighting recycled free of charge.