Category Archives: Waste & Resource Management

WEEE AATF collections at a 10-year low

In a dataset published by the Environment Agency, WEEE AATF collections are at a 10-year low. Quarter 2 of 2020 saw a return of only 64,422 tonnes. These statistics formalise COVID-19’s impact on the WEEE AATF industry. The experienced WEEE AATF experts at Wiser are ready to provide waste businesses with support. For more information…

New Waste Compliance Taskforce

Comprising of both public and private sector organisations – including the Environment Agency, United Resource Operators Consortium and UK Waste Solutions – the Waste Compliance Taskforce will launch on the 22nd of October. The cross-sector Taskforce aims to provide the waste industry with effective means to tackle and prevent waste crime. Set to be announced…

The International Aluminium Institute published figures on aluminium recycling

The latest aluminium recycling figures published by the International Aluminium Institute suggest that Europe has one of the highest recycling efficiency rates in the world and the transportation industry recycles the most aluminium. Wiser Environment outlines the pertinent information from the International Aluminium Institute’s research. Representing the majority of the world’s aluminium producers, the International…

Consultation on the Green Gas Levy

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting a consultation on the Green Gas Levy. This consultation closes on the 2nd of November 2020. Broadly, the levy intends to fund the injection of biomethane into the UK gas grid; also known as the Green Gas Support Scheme. According to the UK Government, the…

Environmental commitments from UK Government

The UK Government is set to announce legally binding environmental commitments; underpinning improvements to air quality, water, biodiversity, resource efficiency and waste reduction. Looking forward, it is expected that waste and resource industry businesses will have an opportunity to share their views in a public consultation in 2022. In today’s press release, the Department for…

WEEE Support Grants and Loans Package

To help stabilise the WEEE industry, the Compliance Fee Advisory Panel has agreed to offer operators financial support. £5.6 million is now available through the WEEE Support Grants and Loans Package. Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATFs) can apply for a grant or loan sum based on WEEE tonnage treated in the 2019 compliance period. The…

Impending WEEE changes for retailers and wholesalers

Retailers and wholesalers need to be aware of the latest developments of the Distributor Take Back Scheme. Crucially, they will now need to start preparing for an in-store alternative for their customer’s old household appliances. The Wiser Group is ready and available to provide compliance advice, links to producer compliances schemes, WEEE collections and recycling….