MAY 2011 - WEEE bring banks rolled out in Cambridgeshire

Waste management firm WRG begins installing banks in “high footfall” destinations across three district council areas.

MAY 2011 - BBC WEEE programme a ‘wake-up call’ for councils

Reprocessors call on councils to check exactly how WEEE from their CA sites is dealt with and also back tougher enforcement action.

MAY 2011 - Panorama WEEE exposé prompts council investigation

South London local authorities promise “thorough” inquiry into BBC illegal export claims while contractors also take action. MORE INFO

MAY 2011 – BBC's Panorama Program on Illegal WEEE Exports

This episode claims to use tracking equipment to show how TV sets collected at London CA sites end up on West African landfill

MAY 2011 - UK WEEE Recycling Rate is below European average
A survey was carried out by compliance scheme ERP ranks UK sixth out of 11 nations for waste electricals collected per head of population.

APRIL 2011 - WEEE Standard launched in bid to stop “Sham” reuse
New PAS 141 specification covering areas such as testing aims to reduce illegal exports and encourage growth of reuse sector.


APRIL 2011 – Trial date set for UK's biggest WEEE export crime case
Provisional court scheduling made for Environment Agency investigation into alleged illegal exports of UK WEEE to Nigeria.

NOVEMBER 2010 – Environment Agency clamp down on illegal export WEEE
Eleven people and four companies were named in court as part of the biggest investigation yet carried out by the Environment Agency into the illegal export of electrical waste from the UK to developing countries.

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