0845 094 2228

Good news for EEE producers supplying outside of the UK.

The Environment Agency has recently announced that they will allow the netting off of exported EEE in data returns with immediate effect.

ecosurety has been involved in the working group which has been advising policy makers of the distortion in the WEEE market resulting from the previous inability to net of exported EEE from data returns. It is important that Producer’s obligations are factored on the amount of EEE that actually ends up in the UK waste stream and also reduce the potential for duplication of obligation for Producers operating at European level.

For example, where a Producer normally reported EEE in their quarterly or annual return, they now are able to deduct the weights of EEE that was exported during the same reporting year (i.e. deductions cannot be made for exports of EEE that we reported in previous compliance year).

Graph to show amount of EEE placed on the market split by domestic and export

 It will be an important exercise as we approach the quarter 4 submission for Producers to review whether they are able to net of any EEE figures. This will apply for all four quarters data and could significantly reduce future obligations into 2015.

As the netting off can be applied to the whole of 2014, we are now accepting resubmissions of member quarterly data returns, until 15th Jan 2015. After 15th Jan datasets for the 2014 compliance period cannot be modified. The clear benefit will be for members who have a large proportion of B2C EEE that they are exporting within the year, which affects the 2015 recycling obligation and recycling costs.


James Champ

Technical manager

James joined the compliance team in August 2012 and now holds the role of technical manager. He is responsible for managing all regulator requirements across packaging, WEEE and batteries compliance regulations, and for overseeing our WEEE and batteries collections. In particular, James takes an active interest in quality improvement both for clients' data methodologies and internally to improve business efficiency.


Written by
James Champ
Published
09/12/2014
Topics
WEEE, Compliance

Useful links


Q3 WEEE collections figures show UK could miss target

The Environment Agency has released the year-to-date WEEE recycling figures, enabling us to take a look at how the UK as a whole is doing in relation to its recycling targets.

Read More >>

Environment Agency consults on proposed increase to WEEE charges in 2018

The proposals put forward by the EA aim to provide full regulatory cost recovery for operating the WEEE compliance system.

Read More >>

Webinar: WEEE compliance in France and Germany

Do you want an introduction to WEEE compliance outside of the UK? Need to know more about obligations under WEEE legislation in France and Germany? Or are you looking for details on data submission requirements and how Ecosurety can support companies with international compliance? Join our free webinar to find out more. 
This webinar is CPD accredited.

Read More >>