Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to comply with the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment Regulations and to reduce the wastage of goods.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The UK continues to meet all obligations arising from the European Union Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. In 2016, producers financed over 580,000 tonnes of household electrical waste recycling and re-use, an increase of over 20% since 2013, when revised regulations were introduced. The 2017 figures have not been published.

The Government published its 25 Year Environment Plan on 11 January. This includes a commitment to publish a new Resources and Waste Strategy later this year. As part of that strategy, we will also explore how we can provide greater incentives to producers to manage resources more efficiently through a review of Extended Producer Responsibility, including a review of the existing schemes.

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