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Sponsored by Recycling Lives and Advantage Waste Brokers, the Red Rose Awards 2013 were celebrated by over 900 representatives from local businesses and charitable organisations.
Recycling and waste management firm, Recycling Lives, have launched a nationwide service which enables people to scrap their old car ethically whilst supporting local charities.
The forthcoming EU WEEE Directive could actually go against the EU’s own rules, according to a paper published by the body representing Europe’s digital industry.
Is doing nothing ever an option in the world of WEEE? Some industry bodies would prefer it if the Government were to take no action – more or less – as a result of its consultation.
It seems that the Government’s consultation into the WEEE system has generated lively debate, with everyone having an opinion on the course of action that should be taken!
At the heart of WEEE compliance and management for over ten years means that we at Advantage Waste Brokers are always interested in the opinions of others key to the industry when it comes to big changes.
At Advantage Waste Brokers we are always keen to hear of successful recycling schemes across the UK and further afield. National Recycling Week fell between 17th and 23rd June and residents of North Somerset were actively encouraged to bring items … Continue reading
We recently discussed the ambiguity in the latest European WEEE directive, considering the fact that it went against the EU’s own rules. The European Commission has now responded in an attempt to clear up any uncertainty.
At Advantage Waste Brokers, we only work with companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility when we arrange WEEE collection.
Already facing a tough economic climate, local councils could have to contend with further risks when it comes to joining WEEE compliance schemes.
If WEEE collection sites are matched to compliance schemes, the country could save as much as £64 million per year, according to a report by Hewlett Packard.
At Advantage Waste Brokers, we know that making things easy for people to recycle their waste encourages them to hand in more recyclable goods.
Identity theft is a major concern to many people today, with criminals becoming more sophisticated – and electronic crime involving computers and mobile phones rife.
WEEE compliance schemes such as Advantage Waste Brokers work hard to ensure as much WEEE as possible is collected for recycling – but there may be much more out there!
Electronic cigarettes are not what many people might think of when considering types of electronic goods that can be recycled – but they can, and this is happening!
Central London has become a guiding light in the recycling of low-energy bulbs, thanks to the installation of bins within the Borough of Lambeth – including one at Waterloo!
Lamps are the leading lights in WEEE recycling, with a significant increase in rates recorded last year – great news for the environment!
In the world of WEEE compliance, we are normally far too busy to let our hair down and go clubbing – but we were interested to hear about a club night with a difference!
Growth in the UK’s economy could happen in the next few years – provided that the nation reuses its waste!
How to dispose of WEEE still needs to be given much consideration by businesses worldwide. There is always room for improvement!
How can the costs of WEEE compliance be balanced and fair to producers, waste disposal authorities, and the recycling industry? It’s a tricky situation with no easy solution.
The Government is currently reviewing WEEE regulations in relation to how producers fund the recycling of waste goods, following concern about compliance costs.
WEEE contains toxic substances that need to be recycled, which is a great reason to comply with the law – after all, it’s good for the environment!
What do producer compliance schemes think of the forthcoming European WEEE directive recast? Opinion varies, as you might expect!
For any scheme to do with sustainability to become successful, the people behind it need to know their market and be committed to providing the very best service.
The lighting industry’s lamp recycling rate shot up by just over 10%, reaching 39.5% in 2012, according to Environment Agency figures.
When it comes to recycling mobile phones, the UK is far outperforming the US. Across the pond, 92% of waste mobiles are sent to landfill, whereas here, a quarter are recovered.
With the consultation on the EU WEEE Recast in progress, waste disposal authorities are considering the implications.
Consultation on the new European WEEE Directive was opened in mid-April by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and will end on 21st June.
An innovative method to extract precious metals from WEEE is set to expand into a commercial operation, thanks to British-Belgian partnership work.