At yesterday’s ICER meeting the Environment Agency’s confirmed that their project to identify so-called ‘free riders’ is nearing completion. The consultants employed within the project have explored, amongst other areas, companies registered under relevant SIC codes and those shown to be importing electrical or electronic products in an effort to identify those companies who have avoided their obligations under the WEEE regulations. The consultant’s report is now in its draft stage and when it has been finally signed off will be circulated to stakeholders. Concern was expressed at the forum that when free riders have been reported to the EA there has been no subsequent feedback or evidence of action taken.