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WEEE 2020 Figures Released

The Environment Agency have released its annual household WEEE collection figures for 2020, which shows a 9% decrease from 2019.

Environment Agency WEEE 2020 Figures Released

The Environment Agency recently released its annual household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection figures for 2020, which showed a 9% decrease in collection rates compared to 2019.

In 2020, 459,737 tonnes of household WEEE was collected, compared to 496,976 tonnes last year. The total amount of non-household WEEE collected in the UK has fallen to 6,286 tonnes, a decrease of 29.6 per cent compared to 2019.

WEEE collection targets are based on the amount of EEE placed on the market over the previous three year, with the EU WEEE Directive and UK WEEE Regulations 2013 stipulating that 65 per cent of the weight of EEE placed on the market should be collected each year.

This is because WEEE often contains harmful materials that must be uniquely managed and diverted from other waste streams to prevent contamination. At present, more than three quarters of all WEEE is dumped directly into landfills without any kind of recycling taking place.

This is where the Mick George Group can assist. Speak to one of our WEEE experts and we can help you segregate and manage WEEE appropriately, so that it’s recycled in the most environmentally appropriate manner.

Together, we can achieve those WEEE targets in the future. Contact one of our specialist technical advisors today.

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