EU Legislation, Initiatives, etc.
BIS: Mr Justice Wyn Williams has ruled the UK’s regulations governing the collection, treatment and recycling of electrical & electronic equipment are lawful and entirely consistent with the EU Directive. Producer Compliance Scheme Repic Ltd brought a Judicial Review in the High Court against the Department for Business and the Environment Agency claiming:
* The continued failure of the Environment Agency to take enforcement action against schemes which are deliberately & significantly over-collecting WEEE is unlawful, and
* The UK WEEE Regulations are unlawful insofar as they fail to provide any mechanism to prevent schemes from charging excessive prices for evidence notes at the end of each compliance period
Ian Lucas MP, Minister for Business, said: “The UK system has made a successful start with the UK recycling the equivalent of roughly 7kg per head of population last year, far in excess of the 4kg requirement set by the European Commission”.