To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what research his Department has undertaken into awareness of the regulations on waste electrical and electronic equipment among (a) producers, (b) retailers and (c) households; and if he will publish the results of that research.
No research has been commissioned by the Department to date. The WEEE regulations place a number of obligations on both the producers and retailers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) to provide information to householders as to how they should dispose of their WEEE to protect the environment.
The enforcement authorities will be undertaking activities to raise awareness within the producer and retail sectors to ensure that those affected by the WEEE regulations are aware of their requirements. The Department will undertake a campaign to raise householders' awareness later this year.