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Vast amounts of WEEE unaccounted for, says recycler

Plastics that should be reclaimed from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) could be going to landfill or sent overseas where responsible recycling is not guaranteed, a UK plastics recycler has said.Confusion over WEEE collection figures from regulators and producer schemes (mrw, May 7 2008) prompted Axion Recycling technical director Keith Freegard to warn that tens of thousands of tonnes of WEEE could be dumped rather than being reprocessed responsibly.