In anticipation of increased collection targets Strateco has launched an initiative to support collections of WEEE from small retailers. Director, Carl Kruger, stated “The collections, which take place under Regulation 32, ensures that our clients are in a stronger position for meeting current B2C WEEE tonnage obligations and will go towards offsetting the forthcoming higher collection targets”. While BIS has not yet confirmed how targets will be applied under the new regulations the move is seen as key to greater positioning to protect Producers from exploitation by the waste management sector.
With the Recast receiving formal approval from the Council of Ministers, the Directive will become law once it is published in the Official Journal of the European Communities. The clock then starts ticking and Member States will then have 18 months to transpose into their national legislation. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is expected to introduce new legislation in 2013, potentially to come into force on 1.1.14, to incorporate the new requirements which include a significant increase in collection targets