What will WEEE EPR mean to affected businesses?
If Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for WEEE does come into force, we’re currently looking at implementation in 2024 at the earliest.
Businesses that are obligated under the UK WEEE Regulations should be aware of the following possible changes:
- EEE Producers may have to fully fund the management of their products at end of life
- *Modulated fees, or other measures, may be introduced to encourage more sustainable design, production and purchasing decisions
However, as the consultation process is yet to take place, these are not set in stone.
*Modulated fees - The contributions liable businesses will be obligated to pay into the reformed system will increase or decrease depending on the recyclability of the products they place onto the market.