Waste industry objects to new WEEE collection targets

Proposed lower targets for the collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment for 2018 are not the way to deal with underperformance on the 2017 target, the waste sector argues

Used electronic and electrical waste - WEEE
The UK missed its 2017 target for WEEE collection

The government needs to urgently deal with illegal leakage of WEEE rather than reduce collection targets, the waste industry has said.

The environment department (DEFRA) last week published an informal consultation on collection targets for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) for 2018. It proposed a 2018 household WEEE collections target of 532,818 tonnes, a reduction from the 2017 target of 621,990.

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