BIS publishes second WEEE consultation

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The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has recently published its second round of consultation on the transposition of the Recast WEEE Directive and changes to address market dysfunctions for household EEE.

The key proposed changes include:

  • Inclusion of photovoltaic panels within a new category 14
  • LED lamp Producers to bear the costs of collection of hazardous WEEE lamps
  • Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs) to have an option of paying a Compliance Fee rather than for evidence of collection/treatment
  • Introduction of collection targets
  • Use of  ‘substantiated estimates’ to contribute towards meeting the targets
  • Introduction of a de minimis
  • Move to open scope from 2018

The final regulations are expected to be published in December and will come into force on 1st January 2014