Electronic Equipment: Recycling

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 19th July 2019.

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Photo of Stephen McPartland Stephen McPartland Chair, Regulatory Reform Committee, Chair, Regulatory Reform Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to encourage recycling of electronic waste throughout the UK.

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

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 sets annual household collection targets, including recycling and recovery targets, for electrical and electronic equipment. Latest available figures for 2017 show that the UK achieved a collection rate of 50%. Under the Resources and Waste Strategy we are reviewing the WEEE Regulations in 2020 to consider improvements to the approach to WEEE.

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