UK: Outcome of the Consultation on amending of The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013

On 22th of May 2018 the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has published the Outcome of the Consultation on amending of The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013. The Consultation sought views on proposed amendments to the 2013 WEEE regulations, including introducing “Open Scope” requirements.

This document combines the summary of responses and the formal government responses to the consultation, UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) 2013 proposed amendments, published on 20 October 2017. It sets out how the government intends to take forward each of the issues on which views were sought.

The consultation invited comments in three broad areas:

(a) proposals for the implementation of the WEEE Directive requirements to introduce “Open Scope” in which all items of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) would in future fall within the product scope of the regulations unless subject to a specific exemption or exclusion.

(b) other proposed regulatory amendments in relation to:

  • Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS) obligations to collect WEEE from local authorities under Regulation 34; and
  • the allocation of producer fees between the UK environment agencies.

(c) stakeholder views on the extent to which the 2013 WEEE Regulations have delivered the government’s policy objectives to improve the environment at a proportionate cost to business es ahead of the Post Implementation Review due to be completed byJanuary 2019.

Source:

Consultation outcome – Waste electrical and electronic equipment: amending the 2013 UK regulations, published on the Government webpage on 22th May 2018.