New Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations

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By Sophie Wilkinson

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has published a response to its consultation on the implementation of the Recast WEEE Directive 2012, along with the draft Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013.

The consultation also considered how to cut compliance costs relating to WEEE in accordance with the red-tape challenge.

In response to the requirements of the Recast Directive, the government has decided to include photovoltaic panels in category 4; move to an open scope of EEE from 15 August 2018; and require certain retailers to take back very small WEEE free of charge with no obligation on consumers to buy EEE of an equivalent type…

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