Bidding has begun for local councils to receive funding designed to increase eWaste recycling.

Producers and retailers of electrical equipment have launched a £665,000 fund to support projects which will deliver increased levels of re-use and recycling of waste electrical equipment.

Innovative & Sustainable

Proposals are now being sought from local authorities working with partner organisations for initiatives which are “innovative, sustainable and which aim to drive collections of waste electrical equipment for reuse and recycling”.

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said: “With more than a million tonnes of electrical equipment waste generated in the UK each year, it is encouraging to see that around 60% is already being recycled or reused.

“We want to build on this, and today’s funding will help support creative local projects that encourage us to do even more to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill.”

Proper Treatment

Funding to incentivise proper recycling and reuse of eWaste is a great move to help authorities actively promote it.

If this funding can be used effectively then it offers a great opportunity for businesses to improve their eWaste processes.

The fund is created via the UK’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations which aim to “ensure that producers and distributors of electrical equipment finance the cost of its collection and proper treatment when it becomes waste”.

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