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Final WEEE targets for 2016 published by BIS

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have now finalised targets for 2016 household WEEE collections at 544,341 tonnes.

The collection target proposal in February suggested that the target would be set lower at 528,687 tonnes. However, following WEEE collection figures published by the environment agency in March, more WEEE was actually collected during 2015 than expected so the targets have been adjusted accordingly.

 

Category

 2015 target 
(tonnes)

 2016 target
proposal 
(tonnes) 

  2016 final
target 
(tonnes) 

  % Increase from
2015 target

  Large household appliances

174,730  

179,798  

189,322  

8%  

  Small Household Appliances

37,121  

36,860  

36,981  

0%  

  IT And Telecomms Equipment

38,608  

50,931  

56,762  

47%  

  Consumer Equipment

38,087  

38,723  

39,462  

4%  

  Lighting Equipment

-  

-  

-  

0%  

  Electrical And Electronic
  Tools

19,760  

18,975  

19,108  

-3%  

  Toys Leisure And Sports

3,677  

2,281  

2,289  

-38%  

  Medical Devices

21  

63  

70  

233%  

  Monitoring And Control
  Instruments

78  

110  

107  

37%  

  Automatic Dispensers

7  

11  

18  

157%  

  Display Equipment

75,563  

67,564  

68,708  

-9%  

  Cooling Appliances Containing
  Refrigerants

116,510  

126,827  

124,576  

7%  

  Gas Discharge Lamps

2,680  

6,500  

6,882  

157%

  PV Panels

36  

43  

90  

150%

  Totals

506,878  

528,686  

544,375  

 

 

The impact of this updated WEEE collected data has resulted in an increase of 37,497 tonnes compared to the 2015 WEEE collection target.

James Champ, senior compliance specialist at ecosurety comments “Compared to 2015, we have expected an increase in collection targets as a result of the changes in dual use and that the 2015 WEEE collected total exceeded the collection target by more than 14,500 tonnes.

This increased target will ensure that more WEEE is treated legitimately within the WEEE system to approved standards and efficiencies, contributing towards a circular economy.

At ecosurety we are proud to partner with treatment facilities with high re-use records to support our members in climbing the Waste Hierarchy whilst meeting their WEEE collection obligations.”

To find out how we can help with your WEEE compliance obligations, simply contact our team of specialists on 0845 094 2228.


James Champ

Technical manager

Following a brief career in the legal industry, James joined the compliance team in August 2012, and since has undertaken a variety of roles in account management and scheme operations.

He now holds the role of Technical manager where he is responsible for ensuring Ecosurety and its members are compliant across the packaging, WEEE and batteries regulations. In addition, he also leads our technical service delivery team who support clients with various data projects and international compliance activities.


Written by James Champ Published 30/03/2016 Topics Compliance

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