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Waste electrical and electronic equipment: amending the 2013 UK regulations

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Seeking views on proposed amendments to the 2013 WEEE regulations, including introducing "Open Scope" requirements.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about plans to amend the UK’s 2013 regulations for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The changes will include:

  • introducing “Open Scope” requirements, which extends the regulations to all electrical and electronic equipment unless specifically exempt
  • making membership to the Producer Balancing Scheme compulsory
  • changing how producer fees are allocated in the UK

We also want to know what you think of the 2013 WEEE Regulations. Have they improved the environment at a proportionate cost to business? We will use these views to inform the Post Implementation Review next year.

Published 20 October 2017