The WEEE Scheme Forum, which represents that vast majority of Producer obligations in the UK, has responded to recent proposals published by BIS relating to a number of interim measures that BIS are minded to enact before the new WEEE Regulations come into force in 2014.
In particular the forum welcomes the changes to end of year balancing to the nearest tonne as, in the past, significant resources and time were spent finding a home for, or locating, a few kilos of WEEE in order to balance the exact figures. The forum also welcomed the future publication of legal actions by the Environment Agency and called for this to be extended beyond Compliance Schemes but to embrace all stakeholders. The forum did feel, however, that proposed changes to the Viable Plan process should not take place and that proposed transparency measures for local authorities could be confusing – although views varied within the forum itself.