The Environment Agency has today, Tuesday 9th December, released updated guidance on the scoping of EEE. The guidance aims to support Producers in assessing whether items of EEE are in or out of scope of the WEEE Regulations.

The guidance provides reference for Producers on definitions they should consider when categorising EEE as well as providing Producers with a reference to any exemptions that may apply.

Following a similar format to the previous scoping guidance the Environment Agency released in October 2012, this update provides some specific examples of interpretations the Environment Agency have given in the past. These include; mobility scooters (out of scope), loadbanks (in scope – category 9) and digital utility meters (in scope – category 9). Whilst these interpretation examples are not legally binding, they provide a good basis for Producers to categorise their EEE.