In January 2019, the UK WEEE Regulations introduce new reporting categories for EEE and WEEE, reducing the current 14 categories down to 6.
The reason for this change is to ensure that the UK conforms to the Recast WEEE Directive that aims to improve the environmental performance of all operators involved in the lifecycle of EEE across the EU.
WEEE member feedback
While the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is considering how it implements this change, we are asking our WEEE producer members to feedback on the proposals in our member survey here.
The options include:
- Continue with the current 14 categories and use a protocol to convert these into the new 6 categories for government EC reporting purposes
- Change EEE and WEEE reporting to the new 6 categories
- A variant of this, such as adding new sub-categories for EEE that generates a distinct WEEE stream
Future compliance costs
This change will affect all EEE producers, but for household EEE producers the option chosen could also affect your future compliance costs and/or require the funding of protocols that need to be regularly updated, so it is important this matter is carefully considered allowing sufficient time to make any necessary reporting changes.
You feedback is extremely valuable to us and for the wider WEEE system, so we are inviting our members to complete a short, anonymous questionnaire on future EEE/WEEE reporting options here.
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.
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