Regulatory Compliance Labeling and Symbols

Between WEEE, RoHS, REACH and other environmental directives, regulatory compliance labels for handling and disposing of certain products is less intuitive than it seems.

WEEE Fee Proposal Deadline Approaching

The September 30, 2014 deadline is approaching for companies to submit proposals and suggestions on how a compliance fee should be calculated and managed. The Department for Business Innovation & Skills has released a guide detailing how submitted proposals will be assessed. 

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2013 WEEE Collection Rates Reaches 32% in the UK

Data released from the Environmental Agency reported a total of 125,183 tonnes of household and non-household WEEE was collected for recycling for the third quarter in 2013. Total collections for the first nine months of 2013 totaled 365,814 tonnes, equivalent to a 32.78% collection rate.

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Crackdown on Illegal Waste Trade By Interpol

The Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) project was launched by the international policing organization to focus on illegal waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) trade and the increasing threat to global environmental health and security.

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Guidance on New WEEE Regulations Issued by BIS

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is preparing businesses for upcoming changes to the WEEE System and guidance on how these new regulations will apply and what businesses will need to do to meet their obligations. The new regulations are scheduled to be in effect on January 1, 2014.