WEEE

Introduction

Household Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collected for recycling is made up of multiple categories including Large Appliances, Cooling Appliances, Display Equipment and various items that can be summarised as Small WEEE. Small WEEE includes: small household appliances; IT & Telecoms equipment; consumer equipment; lighting equipment; electrical & electronic tools; toys, leisure and sports; medical devices; and monitoring & control instruments. Automatic dispensers have not been included as the tonnages are too low to display effectively (0 to 63 tonnes per quarter).

A WEEE / EEE category for photovoltaic panels was introduced in Q1 2014. The figures from this category have been included in the Large Appliances figures for reporting in graphs.  

 WEEE

The current highlights and trends include:

Approximately 120kt of WEEE was collected in 2018Q1, around 13kt less than the same period in 2017. Small WEEE collected increased slightly to around 33kt in 2018Q1, similar to levels seen in the same quarter last year.  Q1 data is the latest available data at the time of publication.

 

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