Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Just one week to go before our Eden Project prize draw closes, so enter now!
You will be in with a chance to win a family ticket to the Eden Project or our second prize of a signed copy of Tim Smit's book 'Eden'. All you have to go is complete our short survey to be entered into the draw.
More information and the survey can be found here.
Posted by Hayley Jones at 10:24 am
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
The WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) legislation came into effect in January 2007 and governs how Electrical & Electronic Equipment (EEE) is disposed of at the end of its life. Producers and retailers of EEE have obligations under this directive, the main areas of which are detailed below.
PRODUCERS (including manufacturers, rebranders and importers)
You can confirm whether your EEE is covered by the WEEE regulations by checking out the conditions detailed on the Environment Agency website. If so, you must comply by:
• Joining an approved WEEE Compliance Scheme
• Financing the collection, treatment and recycling of the EEE including providing information on how it can be recycled.
• Mark products with the crossed out wheelie-bin symbol, producer identification mark and date mark.
You are not financially responsible for the treatment or recycling of the EEE you sell, but you must allow customers to return WEEE free of charge. This is undertaken in one of the following two ways:
• Facilitating the return of products in-store when customers purchase similar equipment.
• Under the Distributor Takeback Scheme which funds Designated Collection Facilities to which endusers can return WEEE.
PRODUCER COMPLIANCE SCHEMES
These schemes provide advice, guidance and instructions to producers of EEE on compliance with the WEEE Directive. They provide producer registration numbers and report to the Environment Agency on the EEE put into the UK market. In addition, WEEE recycling and collection can be arranged by a number of producer compliance schemes.
For more information on the WEEE legislation visit one or more of the following websites:
NEWSFLASH: New legislation came into force in May 2009 requiring recycling levels of portable batteries to increase from 3% to 45% by 2016. Find out more about battery recycling and disposal.
Posted by Hayley Jones at 7:06 pm
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Posted by Hayley Jones at 4:47 pm
Posted by Hayley Jones at 4:46 pm
Monday, 1 June 2009
A survey on the UK Energy Saving website is giving you the opportunity to win a family ticket to the world-famous Eden Project in Cornwall! You could also win the second prize of a signed copy of Tim Smit's book, Eden.
Simply answer a few questions about UK Energy Saving and you will be entered into the prize draw, the closing date for which is the 30th June 2009.
The survey can be found here or from the home page.
See a press release on the prize draw at one of the links below.
UK Energy Saving
PR News Distribution
Posted by Hayley Jones at 1:48 pm