The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has circulated a proposal to amend existing statutory guidance in response to the European Commission’s FAQ document on the Recast Directive.
While the EC’s FAQs are non-statutory they do have a great deal of influence over the stance taken within each Member State. While the UK’s assessment of whether an item of EEE is ‘B2B’ or B2C’ is linked to the nature and quantity (as per the original Directive) the EC position now rests purely on nature (e.g. an item used both in the home and in a business environment would be viewed as B2C).
We feel that it is imperative to represent Producers’ views in this consultation as we have members whose products are clearly destined for B2B markets but who could, without careful consideration by UK government, be paying a proportion of the costs of B2C WEEE collected from local authorities. The brief consultation finishes on 11th July.
As policy manager, Robbie is responsible for liaising with government, regulators and industry organisations to represent our members’ views and interests. In previous roles, he helped to instigate market-based change and he brings that dynamism to his current role of influencing regulatory change. With years of experience working across a number of departments at Ecosurety, it’s fair to say he has an excellent understanding of producer compliance and recycling, which enables him to provide high-level policy expertise, industry insight and market analysis to our members.
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