Newsletter December 2011

Christmas ad launches electronics recycling campaign

The electronic waste recycling industry is seeking to enlist the help of councils to boost the percentage of electrical and electronic devices which are recycled, before tough new European targets come into force.

Weee connect, a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) industry partnership, has funded its own TV advertising campaign, due to run more than 800 times on a series of Sky channels in the four weeks from Boxing Day, reaching an estimated 34 million viewers nationwide.    Read More

Disposable Battery Recycling

Batteries are an integral part of modern life – just go ahead and count the batteries that you use yourself in your watches, computers, mobile phones, cameras, alarm clocks, flash lights, toys, remote controls, power tools, cars, boats and so on. You’ll come up with a staggering number. And chances are that your batteries are disposable, so you throw them out with your rubbish when they are empty. Add to that the batteries used by industry, hospitals, public transport, the military etc and you get several billion batteries that are bought every year, a roughly £50 billion market.    Read More

Metal Thefts on the Rise

As the recession continues to bite and scrap metal prices stay fairly high, metal thefts are on the increase with all sorts of things being stolen. Children’s swings, wheel chairs and lead from roofs are just a few of the things that are on the thieves target lists.

The Police have recently launched a UK crack down on metal theft which is estimated to cost the UK economy £770m per year. The UK metals recycling industry is worth £5.6 billion, according to the British Metal Recycling Association.    Read More

Shocking Study on Data Protection breaches

The National Association for information Destruction (NAID) hired Investigators to look through rubbish put out by law firm, chemists and hospitals in London to see if they contained personal information.

The instructions to the investigators were quite explicit. They were not to go to extraordinary lengths or breach any laws when examining the trash. They were hired to simply look in the bin to see what any passer by might find. Read More