Monthly Archives:: July 2013

Ecodesign Consultation published

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The Ecodesign Consultation on ‘Air Heating Products, Cooling Products and High Temperature Process Chillers has now been released as an action under the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC1 which establishes a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products. The Directive lists products identified by the Council and the European Parliament as priorities for the… Read more »

BIS to discuss WEEE Consultation with stakeholders

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Following on from the original commitment by BIS to provide feedback eight weeks after the WEEE consultation closed on 21st June, the department has confirmed that they will be meeting a range of stakeholders for an informal discussion at two meetings on 4th September. The first meeting will be at the Industry Council for Electronic… Read more »

WEEE collection rates

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WEEE collection data published by the Environment Agency last month shows that the WEEE collection rate, as a percentage of that placed on the market, is on the increase despite a fall in the overall tonnage in the amount of WEEE that was collected. The provisional data shows that a total of 112,415 tonnes of… Read more »

BIS reassures local authorities regarding PV panels

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At a recent meeting of the WEEE Liaison Group, the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) re-assured local authorities that the photovoltaic sector is developing a collection infrastructure for old PV panels which would reduce any instances of PV being delivered into local authority civic amenity sites. The PV industry, through PV CYCLE, has… Read more »

Recast Draft FAQs published

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Following the publication of the Recast WEEE Directive, DG Environment has now produced its first draft Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. The FAQ document is intended to help a range of stakeholders to interpret the provisions of the new WEEE Directive in order to ensure compliance with the Directive’s requirements. The FAQs, which comprise a… Read more »

Council recycling officers back proposals to change the UK’s WEEE system

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Local authority recycling officers, through their organisation LARAC, claims that the current WEEE legislation is complex and lacks transparency supporting ‘Option 3’ (Compliance Fee mechanism) which would be, they claim, the most viable option, stating that there are ‘numerous shortcomings’ with the existing system, which it says “does not allow for an equitable distribution of… Read more »

Agency issues further ‘Placed on the Market’ guidance

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The Environment Agency has published further guidance on the definition of ‘placed on the market’ being the point where Producers need to count the amount of electrical and electronic equipment, in tonnes, for which they have obligations. Using the EC guide to directives (the so-called Blue Book) they state that ‘placed on the market’ is… Read more »