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Fourth phase of retailer WEEE take-back scheme opens

January 24, 2017

Electronics retailers are being urged to register for the fourth phase of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS), which runs until the end of 2019. The Scheme was set up under the WEEE regulations in 2007 to enable electronics retailers to meet their requirement to fund the collection of waste […]

Global secondary metals market ‘toughest for 30 years’

November 11, 2016

Market conditions for commodities and metals recycling in 2016 have been the toughest for 30 years, according to Sims Metal Management chief executive Galdino Claro. At the company’s annual address to shareholders, Claro said Sims had responded to the tough conditions by reducing overheads, selling or mothballing facilities, and accelerating the implementation of other initiatives. “The […]

Chitterne Secure Processing Facility Fully Open For Business

October 26, 2016

One of the key reasons for undertaking this facility upgrade is the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) that come into effect from May 2018. We have already seen a change in the mindset of businesses that are already considering the new regulations including their requirements for the way we collect, process and report on […]

Brexit and UK waste recycling

July 29, 2016

It is still uncertain what the referendum result will actually mean for many industries. Within the environmental movement there are fears that without pressure from other European countries, waste recycling development will grind to a halt. Access to the single market Concerns over the UK’s access to the single market was the central argument for […]

Demand change in WEEE market hits council collections

June 29, 2016

  A fall in demand for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) evidence has impacted on the collection of material from local authority civic amenity sites. As a consequence of the demand change, Bexley council is believed to be the first local authority to use ‘Regulation 34’ under the amended WEEE regulations – it has […]

Legal definition of waste guidance updated

May 17, 2016

Updated guidance on the legal definition of waste and how this is applied, has been published for businesses operating in the sector in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The guidance was last updated in August 2012, with a slimmed-down version having been issued last week (5 May), following on from a review of red tape […]

Changes to Premises Code Registration

March 21, 2016

From 1 April 2016, hazardous waste producers in England will no longer be required to register their premises with the Environment Agency if they produce over 500kgs of hazardous waste in a year. The unique consignment note number used on each individual hazardous waste consignment note will also change as a result. The government sees […]

Jon Blake presents to Monkton Combe School – Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

March 14, 2016

On Thursday 3rd March Blackmore Ricotech MD, Jon Blake, held a workshop for pupils and teachers of Monkton Combe School near Bath, to help them understand the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Jon demonstrated how Blackmore Ricotech focuses primarily on reusing IT and electrical items and recycling anything that is redundant, end of […]

Panorama provides key evidence in illegal WEEE export prosecution

January 26, 2016

Evidence from BBC’s Panorama programme was central to an EA prosecution of Lynn Gallop, 52, and Mark Daniels, 51, both of Warrington, after EA officers found 11 shipping containers full of electrical waste destined for Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, the Ivory Coast and Tanzania. Daniels Recycling, a waste site in Warrington, was ordered to pay £130,000 for illegally […]

Do your old redundant computers contain sensitive data?

September 09, 2015

Businesses in the South West are reminded that if they record personal information on computers, laptops, servers or even mobile phones, they have a legal responsibility to protect that information under the Data Protection Act — even after they have stopped using the equipment. Data Protection is always a priority while the equipment is in […]

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