New proposals for WEEE evidence trading issued

The Business Department (BERR) is to change the regulations governing the recycling of waste electrical goods so compliance schemes cannot rely so heavily on evidence trading. Last year, the issue threatened to destabilise the regime.

Producer compliance schemes, which ensure companies comply with rules to recycle waste electrical goods, are unlikely to be allowed to operate if they over- or under-collect material, under revised regulations due to come into force in 2010.

In December, the Business Department (BERR) issued proposals to change the regulations governing recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Under the regime, producers

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