Monthly Archives:: August 2013

BIS publishes a summary of the responses to the WEEE Consultation

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The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has now published a summary of the 200 + responses they received to the recent WEEE consultation. Overall a change to the current WEEE system was favoured. Of the four options proposed, option 4 (matching collection sites to compliance schemes) and option 3 (setting targets for compliance… Read more »

Response to WEEE Consultation delayed until September

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The consultation on the proposed changes to the UK WEEE Regulations invited responses on topics such as, meeting higher collection targets and simplifying the compliance system for Producers. There was specific focus on addressing the cost of compliance with Producers concerned the current costs do not represent the actual cost of recycling. Four options were… Read more »

Further Sentence in largest illegal export of WEEE Investigation

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As a result of the Environment Agency’s investigations into the illegal export of WEEE, December 2012 saw the further sentencing of defendants following the largest UK illegal WEEE export case. At the time, thought to not have sufficient funds to meet the financial penalties a further defendant has now been sentenced and ordered to pay… Read more »