At an Industry Council for Electronic Recycling (ICER) meeting held on 18th September BIS officials have confirmed their programme of work related to the forthcoming WEEE Consultation.

Stage One is to assess data on compliance costs for the B2C sector – which is reputed to be significantly higher than the rest of Europe. This clearly reflects the focus that BIS has in replacing current WEEE Regulations and the concerns expressed by B2C Producers.

Stage Two is to establish how the regulations could be changed and to develop proposals by the end of November

Stage Three is to undergo an Impact Assessment and for the proposals to be approved by ministers and cabinet committee before being included in the consultation.

BIS officials have confirmed that they will update at the next ICER meeting in November.