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E-waste and the circular economy

Last month, the government announced that the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will be carrying out an inquiry into electronic waste and the circular economy. The EAC which oversees environmental protection and sustainable development will be looking at e-waste and the circular economy, examining how the UK can implement a circular economy for electrical goods and…

Wiser transitioning to new health & safety standard

Wiser Group is in the process of transitioning to the new Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard BS ISO 45001 from OHSAS 18001. The new ISO 45001 standard was published in March 2018. With it, the International Organization for Standardization aims to improve health & safety in the workplace and reduce the thousands of…

Are new WEEE recycling targets achievable?

Last month, DEFRA announced the 2019 WEEE recycling targets which are 12% higher than the amount of household WEEE collected by compliance schemes in 2018. The higher targets are required to meet EU requirements but given the UK failed to meet 2018 targets, are these new WEEE recycling targets achievable? EU WEEE targets The UK…

Wiser’s Huddersfield WEEE recycling facility gains ISO certification

Wiser Recycling has obtained ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certification for its Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The environmental, quality and health & safety management system cover the full operations of the Huddersfield facility which include lamp recycling and CRT (cathode ray tube) recycling as well as reuse and…

Wiser Recycling FORS certification renewed

Wiser Recycling has had its bronze accreditation to the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) renewed. Run by Transport for London, the scheme aims to improve fleet management, particularly in the areas of safety, compliance and environmental management. Wiser Recycling underwent an extensive audit to ensure that the company’s transport policies and procedures demonstrated good practice…

Free lamp waste collections in North, South and East of England

Wiser Recycling is providing free lamp waste collections for all types of lamps including fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent tubes (CFLs – low energy lamps), street lamps, LEDs and halogen lamps. Free lamp waste collections Wiser Recycling provides cost effective, responsive and reliable lamp waste collections across England, whether you have 10 or 10,000 lamps. The…

Wiser ISO and OHSAS certifications expanded and renewed

Wiser Group’s management system certifications have been renewed until 2022 and expanded to incorporate Wiser Training and its WAMITAB approved assessment centre. Extensive audit of integrated management system Extensively audited by ISOQAR, the group retains ISO 14001 (environmental management system), ISO 9001 (quality management system) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health & safety management systems) for…

Transport Supervisor appointed as operations expand

Wiser Recycling has appointed a Transport Supervisor to oversee the company’s day-to-day transport activities. This new post has been created to ensure that Wiser Recycling can maintain the highest level of service delivery and compliance as the business, and the volume of collections, is growing. The appointment follows the expansion of the company’s operations with…

Wiser Recycling expands with new AATF in Norfolk

We are delighted to announce that we have opened our new Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) in Thetford, South West Norfolk this summer. Greater processing capacity The new AATF in Norfolk greatly expands our processing capacity and our ability to meet the requirements of our wide range of clients – from businesses, charities and waste…

Group transitioned to new ISO standards

Wiser Group has transitioned to the new ISO 9001 and 14001 standards that were published in September 2015. The revised quality management and environmental management standards are less prescriptive than their predecessors, are focused more on performance and outcomes and are designed to be easily integrated with other management systems. ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 replace…