Defra proposes 12% increase in WEEE collection targets

Written by: Editorial staff | Published:
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WEEE producer compliance schemes (PCS) may need to achieve a 12% increase in collection to meet 2019 targets set out by Defra.

Defra has published proposed targets for 201, setting an overall target of 550,132 tonnes.

This is an increase of around 13,000 tonnes compared to the 2018 target.

The European Union has set a collection target of 65% of the weight of EEE placed on the market.

If producers do not meet targets, they are forced to pay a compliance fee.

Last month minister approved a new Joint Trade Association proposal for how the fee should run in the 2019 compliance year which focused on an escalated cost model dependent on the percentage different of evidence required.

This could penalise smaller schemes who would be charged a higher fee for the same shortfall of evidence when compared to a larger scheme.


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