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

Tech giants Apple and Amazon face backlash from MPs for ‘e-waste tsunami’ in the UK

The Environmental Audit Committee says the companies are contributing to 155,000 tonnes of waste electricals ending up in bins every year

UK generates ‘second-highest amount of e-waste per person in the world’

Almost a quarter of electronic devices and electrical appliances sold in the UK do not meet current standards for energy efficiency, according to a new report

New joint venture to provide circular solution to ‘millions tonnes of e-mobility waste’

Aceleron and Eco Charger have launched a new venture to provide circular-economy-ready batteries

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 […]