News: UK Government launches WEEE regulation consultation
The Government has launched a consultation on amending current Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) legislation so that it complies with the European Unions recast WEEE Directive in 2012.
Tuesday, 14th May 2013
The Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) consultation has two objectives - to seek views on how the UKs WEEE Regulations 2006 should be amended to align with the European recast and to address concerns from UK producers of electrical and electronic equipment under the Environmental Theme of the Red Tape Challenge about the cost of meeting financial obligations under UK WEEE Regulations. The consultation will run until 21 June 2013 and will be relevant to producers, retailers, distance sellers, distributors, local authorities, waste management companies and treatment operators, and re-use organisations. According to BIS, if there is enough support for a reform of current UK WEEE regulations, then the government will consult further on draft regulations. The final version of these regulations will be set before parliament so that they can come into effect from 1 January 2014. Guidance notes, published by the government, will become available at least ten weeks before this date. For more details, please go to the external weblink.