New WEEE collection targets will fail, say firms

New EU targets to ramp up collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment and change the way it is financed have bemused industry. Firms and compliance schemes argue that the proposals are unfeasible.

The European Commission’s proposed target to increase collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment will fail because it does not take into account the role of other actors in the supply chain, according to computer firm Hewlett Packard. The Commission’s proposals were published late last year in a draft revised Directive (ENDS Report 407, pp 59-60 

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