WEEE2 Conference indicates clear preference

Posted on 14th June, 2013

With barely two weeks to go until the WEEE Recast Consultation period ends and with so many drastically different options still being considered by BIS, it is more important than ever that producers and other stakeholders understand the options and make their voices heard.

Last Monday WasteCare Group held the first of their WEEE2 conferences at Oulton Hall near Leeds. Over one hundred delegates heard speakers representing stakeholders from each sector of WEEE recycling as well as Professor Margaret Bates who heads the Environment and Waste Management Department of Northampton University and David Styles a member of the WEEE Team at BIS, responsible for crafting the new regulations. The conference was the first of two to be held this month for members and invited delegates to understand the implications of the proposed options and to assist producers, retailers and other stakeholders to respond to the Government’s invitation for constructive feedback.

The next event is being held at the Natural History Museum in London on Monday 10th June. Unfortunately the event is over-subscribed with more than 150 delegates already registered. If you are unable to attend but require information please register here for our post conference report.

The conference also featured a live secret ballot with the result being shown at the end of the event. The results from the Leeds conference overwhelmingly favoured “Option 1 – Do nothing with improvements”, most notably removing the 100% guaranteed demand.

Please click here to view the recast WEEE consultation paper and to find the contact details to send your input directly to BIS for consideration