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POPs impact WEEE recycling costs

A recast of the EU Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (2019/1021) was adopted on 20 June and is set to significantly impact costs for WEEE producers.   A recast of the EU Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (2019/1021) was adopted on 20 June and is set to significantly impact costs for WEEE producers.   Persistent […]

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WEEE costs in spotlight following POPs study

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Plastics: Impact on WEEE Recycling POPs are a group of organic chemical substances which, due to their specific physical and chemical properties, are able to persist in the environment for long periods of time. Once released into the environment they have the ability to bio-magnify and bio-accumulate in ecosystems and […]

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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Plastics: Impact on WEEE Recycling

The Environment Agency has outlined its position on the treatment of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in WEEE plastic, which could mean that many commonly collected WEEE items may be considered as ‘hazardous’ waste.
   It is anticipated that this could add significant cost to the treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment, as hazardous waste […]

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