We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone that attended our annual WEEE compliance seminar in September, which was deemed by all to be a valuable training event.
The goal of the day was to talk about Open Scope and the wider movements within the WEEE compliance system, both from a policy and legislation perspective, and the WEEE recycling markets.
A full schedule of compliance experts
Some great discussions were had throughout the day, starting with Andrew Evans, Technical Director at GAMBICA presenting on role they play within the instrumentation and control industry, and how B2B Compliance was born out of their recognition to protect their members’ interests with the WEEE regulations. Andrew also gave us an overview of the proposed changes to RoHS, and the potential impacts of the new proposed substances being restricted.
We followed up with some basic overview training on the WEEE regulations from myself, giving just a quick insight to the obligations, producer definitions and key facts about the 2013 WEEE regulations.
Our new account manager Josh Wytchard then walked us through the new scoping rules from Open Scope implementation in 2019, to help attendees get a feel for how they should be scoping their products and preparing for any new products falling into scope.
Meanwhile Robbie Staniforth, our Policy Manager, presented on the latest movements in the WEEE regulations, and what we can expect from the Post-implementation Review coming later this year. Our international compliance project coordinator, Katie Nairne, also explained what Open Scope can mean for producers with obligations in other countries.
We were lucky enough to welcome Susanne Baker, chair of the Joint Trade Association, to present on how the record breaking £8m compliance fee will be used to improve WEEE recycling in the UK, and what factors could be affecting WEEE recycling targets, collection rates and costs for B2C producers.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and our attendees returned great feedback – when asked to rate how likely they would be to recommend the day to other businesses, we scored a fantastic average score of 4.5/5.