Government unveils new rules to tackle short lifespan of electrical appliances

Manufacturers will be required to make spare parts for products available to consumers

Government considers e-waste obligation for online retailers

By the end of 2021, online businesses may have to follow an equal obligation to collect old devices from customers

Apple ‘dodges MP’s questions’ about its true sustainability credentials

The tech giant cancelled its appearance at the EAC’s Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy inquiry on short notice and has not answered letters written since

MPs launch inquiry into e-waste and circular economy

The UK produces more e-waste than the EU average

UN, Nigeria launch $15m electronics waste initiative

Nigeria generated 290,000 tonnes of e-waste in 2017 and also remains a major recipient of used electronics from abroad

World produced 44m tonnes of e-waste in 2017

A new report reveals the annual value of global e-waste is more than £48.5bn

EU e-waste ‘being illegally shipped to Nigeria’

The annual volume of total imported e-waste was assessed at around 60,000 metric tonnes in both 2015 and 2016

UN organisations commit to e-waste management

In 2016, around 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste was generated globally

Cash for councils to boost e-waste recycling

Local councils are being invited to bid for a share of up to £775,000 to help boost the recycling of unwanted electrical items. The cash has been made available by retailers, suppliers and manufacturers of electrical equipment. They are part of the Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance […]

EU takes Germany to court over e-waste

Germany is being referred to the European Court of Justice for failings over electrical waste – or e-waste. It failed to enact the EU legislation on recycling e-waste, which is intended to prevent or reduce the negative environmental impact, the European Commission said. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive should have been put […]