The Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has released its formal response to the recent consultation on the interpretation of “Dual use” of EEE.
This was initially expected to be published at the end of September but was delayed partly as a result of the discussions we had with BIS to find a practicable solution, which also follows the spirit of the Directive.
It has been decided at ministerial level that a change to the current interpretation needs to be made. What this means for producers is that, from 1 January 2015, if they place on the market EEE that can be used both in households and businesses it should be declared as household (B2C) EEE. This interpretation is consistent with the position set out in the European Commission’s WEEE FAQ.
Additional guidance to assist producers and WEEE recyclers in classifying EEE and WEEE as either household or non-household is expected in March 2015.
James Champ client account specialist at ecosurety, said: "While this change in interpretation will have a big impact on many producers, this is the conclusion we were expecting. We are confident that we may achieve exceptions to the rule for several key clients. We will continue to work with BIS as they develop their classification guidance.”
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