Metals and WEEE/Batteries news
Local authorities could generate revenues as a result of the Government’s WEEE proposals, says industry body
UK mobile phone recyclers expands operations into Scandinavia and the Baltic following the acquisition of UPR Global
Electrical equipment producers have called for radical change to the WEEE recycling system.
The WEEE Schemes Forum - a group of WEEE producer compliance scheme operators - is to be formalised so it can run takeback or matching schemes if the Government chooses to go ahead with them.
Two battery reuse projects and a landfill gas scheme have been awarded a share of a £2m fund set up by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
A Gateshead scrap metal and plastics recycling company has been fined £10,000 for carrying out waste activities without an environmental permit.
The pressure on the Government during the past 18 months to act quickly to counter the rise of metal theft has meant that the ban on cash transactions for purchasing scrap metal was unstoppable.