The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has now published a summary of the 200 + responses they received to the recent WEEE consultation.
Overall a change to the current WEEE system was favoured. Of the four options proposed, option 4 (matching collection sites to compliance schemes) and option 3 (setting targets for compliance schemes along with a ‘compliance fee’ if targets not met) were the clear favourites with option 2 (a national compliance scheme) having little support amongst respondents.
Other proposals put forward such as the creation of an additional category for PV panels, the reporting of LED lamps under category 13 and setting a five tonne de-minimus all received high levels of support.
BIS is currently working on how the recast WEEE Directive will be transposed into UK legislation. Their formal response to the consultation is expected to be published in September 2013.