The eagerly awaited consultation on reforms to the WEEE Regulations have recently been published.
WEEE Consultation Launches
On Thursday 28th December 2023, the much anticipated and eagerly awaited consultation on reforms to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 was published.
The consultation focusses on many areas, with one of the more notable changes surrounding the process of how vapes are to be disposed of.
Measures in the consultation that will be introduced from 2026 include:
- The direct collection of waste electricals from households UK wide
- Large retailers rolling out collection drop points for electrical items in-store, free of charge, without the need to buy a replacement product
- Retailers and online sellers taking on responsibility for collecting unwanted or broken large electrical items such as fridges or cookers when delivering a replacement
The changes are aimed at making recycling a much smoother process for the wider public, allowing them to recycle their goods during their weekly shop, or without even leaving the house.
Waste Management Industry Leaders
The Mick George Group collect, segregate and manage Waste Electrical and Electronic equipment (WEEE) to safeguard against potentially harmful materials contaminating other waste streams.
Mick George WEEE Collection