In recent months we have had a growing concern with the volume of non compliance online retailers which are selling on a variety of platforms including the likes of Amazon and Ebay. A recent study identified that the majority of free riders were those selling smaller electrical items such are hair appliances, light bulbs, smart devices and laptops. Out of the total number of these products sold it is estimated that up to 80% of these items are not compliant in line with the UKs WEEE regulations. Larger items such as large domestic appliances had a much lower rate of non compliance- estimated to be under 10%. 

Its no secret that through technological advances, online distance selling methods make it easier for certain producers and retailers to “free ride” and not register their products in the manner that the WEEE regulations require. An additional issue is that due to different online market places available, there can be confusion with product ownerships. As a result, the WEEE regulations are extremely difficult to apply and exercise.

We have a solution which: 

  1. Negates the need for any regulative action and change being considered for online selling platforms by DEFRA and its agencies EA, SEPA, NRW & NIEA.
  2. Ensures that all EEE products being placed on the UK Marketplace are Compliant with Producer Responsibility regarding Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

If anyone would be interested to hear more, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss this. 

As our valued customers you will be receiving communication from us via email over the next few days.

The email will be regarding the upcoming deadline for General Data Protection (GDPR) compliance. We need you to update your contact preferences with us by the 25th of May 2018. 

If you haven't opted in by this date then we will no longer be able to communicate with you via email. 

As you know, we don't communicate with you that often, but we would love to be able to send you emails in the future. This way, you will be the first to receive our reminders in terms of the figures you need to submit, assist with any queries you have, receive updates on industry-relevant events and news, our own blogs and more. 

The Finlay Cooper fund was formed in August 2006 by former Middlesbrough and England Defender Colin Cooper and his wife Julie. The fund was formed after their son tragically passed away after a choking accident. They now strive to try and help other children's causes and do something positive in his name. 

Every year AVC Weeeco support this cause and will be attending the Dragonfly Ball held at Wynyard Hall this year. 

 

In this day and age we can all fall into a habit of convenience and making any changes can be daunting- regardless of what it is! Whether it is your internet provider or gym membership, often we stay with a supplier that we are not fully happy with simply because its easy and the steps we would need to take to make the change! 

Often we talk to new members of our Compliance Scheme as well as new potential members who approach us. Changing Compliance Scheme doesn't have to be a daunting task and you can be rest assured there will be a warm friendly voice on the end of the phone waiting to greet you. 

So what do you need to do? 

First things first, if you would like to switch to your compliance scheme you must give notice to your existing compliance scheme. To do this will be dependant upon your contract you have with them.  You will need to check the terms of the agreement and then you will then need to complete our registration forms and provide us with your data regarding the weight of EEE placed on the market. 

One of our team members will be happy to guide you through the steps and make the switch as smooth as possible! 

Give us a call today and discuss your requirements! 

There have been concerns raised over the system set up to ensure that WEEE is collected from civic amenity sites and HWRCs.

The Environment Agency as well as Defra are considering whether or not to make the system compulsory. As a result of the UKs struggle to meet recycling targets, Defra are said to be considering whether or not changes need to be made.  

The topic which is the centre of concern is the Producer Compliance Scheme Balancing System (PBS). A large number in the WEEE industry believe that the scheme may be being taking advantage of those schemes which are short of evidence. 

 

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