New producer responsibility plans approved

Businesses generally support government plans to make the WEEE, batteries and packaging producer responsibility regimes more coherent.

Batteries. Credit: Pete SlaterThe government is drawing up more detailed plans to bring together three of the UK’s four producer responsibility regimes: waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), batteries and packaging.

It will take forward a number of proposals outlined in a discussion paper published by DEFRA, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the devolved governments in April (ENDS Report 460, p25).

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