exposed: how british dealers are cashing in on war memorials


The Times’ undercover investigation has revealed the breadth and depth of metal theft and how the stolen scrap metal is being passed on to middlemen who ensure that all traces of its origin are removed. It is then smelted and shipped abroad to countries such as China and India.

WEEE Systems supports the call for harsher regulation on scrap yards and the ban on cash transactions. However legislation is not enough and it will take more to stop this epidemic of metal theft sweeping the country. WEEE Systems advises organisations on how to realise the revenue opportunities available in the de-manufacturing of their e-waste through a materials transformation ecosystem, which can then be re-invested back into their organisation and pumped back into the UK economy.