Monthly Archives:: April 2013

Orgalime respond to WEEE Directive

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Orgalime, the European federation of major trade associations, has released its core responses to the transposition of the WEEE Directive. Not to be confused with the current consultation taking place at UK level it, nevertheless, emphasises some of the key points that UK government needs to address when considering the UK transposition. In particular it… Read more »

Further Producer Responsibility Consultation launched

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Plans to harmonise the UK’s producer responsibility regimes for packaging, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and batteries were released yesterday in a bid to reduce the regulatory burden placed on businesses. The proposals are a part of the government’s plan to cut red tape and bring the producer compliance regimes more closely in line… Read more »

BIS WEEE Consultation finally published

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The Department of Business Innovation and Skills has announced its release of the WEEE consultation arising from the Recast Directive. Running to just under 300 pages, including impact assessments and draft regulations, the main focus is on attempting to address the current system which places power, and additional added value, to those players who have… Read more »

Local authority survey reveals lack of WEEE awareness

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A recent survey of 170 local authority waste disposal officers has revealed that about half of councils are unaware if their partner WEEE compliance scheme collects too much or too little WEEE to meet their members’ obligations. In total, 51% of the respondents questioned as part of the survey, said they had no knowledge of… Read more »