BIS Announces 2014 Target For WEEE Compliance Schemes

22-10-13(4)picThe Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has announced the targets that producer compliance schemes are required to collect in 2014.

BIS has set the target at 490,000 tonnes, which means the schemes will have to collect 15,289 tonnes more WEEE than the target set in 2013.

WEEE collection rates will have to increase by 3 percent compared to 2013, if the target is to be met.

Targets have also been set for each category of electronic equipment

based on the growth in tonnes of WEEE collected for each category (see below) between 2012 and 2013, according to BIS.

BIS – “For most categories of WEEE, a positive or negative trend in the volume collected over the last six years can be identified. Therefore using the three year moving average of WEEE collected in order to set targets for individual categories will in some cases be inappropriate”

BIS says this is more likely to reflect the most realistic volume of WEEE available.

The Department states in the guidance notes: “For most categories of WEEE, a positive or negative trend in the volume collected over the last six years can be identified. Therefore using the three year moving average of WEEE collected in order to set targets for individual categories will in some cases be inappropriate.

“For example, the volume of display equipment has fallen rapidly since its peak in 2011. Therefore the three-year average of this category is significantly higher than the quantity collected last year. For other categories the volume of WEEE collected has grown in the last year, suggesting that perhaps more WEEE can be collected than the average amount. Therefore, there was scope to transfer tonnes across the categories in order to reach a fairer and more achievable outcome.”

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