The Department wants to know what interested parties and stakeholders think about plans to amend the UK’s 2013 regulations for WEEE. The proposed changes would include:
- Introducing “Open Scope” requirements, which extend the regulations to all electrical and electronic equipment unless specifically exempt;
- Making membership to the Producer Balancing Scheme compulsory; and
- Changing how producer fees are allocated in the UK.
The Department also hopes to learn what interested parties and stakeholders think of the 2013 WEEE Regulations. Specifically, how have they improved the environment and whether the improvement is proportionate to the cost to businesses. The information obtained from the consultation will be used to inform the Post Implementation Review in 2018.