• WEEE: JTA submits 2015 Compliance Fee Proposal

    The Joint Trade Associations (JTA) has announced that it has submitted a proposal to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to operate a WEEE compliance fee mechanism for the 2015 compliance period.

  • Report confirms large scale of WEEE non-compliance through online marketplaces

    EucoLight  has welcomed OECD report on ‘Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and the impact of online sales’, to which EucoLight members contributed. 

    Recognition of the online WEEE non-compliance challenge, (free-riding), faced by producer compliance schemes is a first step to addressing the problem. EucoLight endorses the recommendation to define multi seller online platforms as ‘producers’ of the products that they list from non-registered companies, and that transit through their fulfilment houses.

  • Online non-compliance rife in lighting sector

    EucoLight, the European WEEE lighting trade association, is hosting a half day workshop on 17 Oct in Brussels to discuss the scale of the online non-compliance problem. 

  • Recolight: Are you disposing of your waste electricals responsibly?

    Incorrect disposal of hazardous waste could land contractors – and their customers – with prosecution, legal costs, reputational damage – and a fine.

  • Combating online non-compliance 

    Recolight welcomes new Defra proposals to tackle non-compliant product sold through online marketplaces.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New rules 

    In January, the WEEE regulations were updated to include new products. Ben Storer, senior technical advisor at Valpak, explains what this means for equipment producers.

  • 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.

  • Recolight welcomes Defra's decision on waste electricals for retailers

    Recolight has responded to Defra's decision to require retailers to provide in-store WEEE takeback by the end of 2020.

  • 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.