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Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of Martin Horwood Martin Horwood Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

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.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

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.

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Arthur Champion
Posted on 22 Jan 2008 6:17 pm (Report this annotation)

Thank you for raising an important question - its a pity the answer comes across as being full of good intentions (if somewhat belated) rather than specifying a clear action plan.