Electronic Equipment: Recycling:Written question - 276186

Asked on: 11 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Electronic Equipment: Recycling
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.
Answered by: Dr Thérèse Coffey
Answered on: 19 July 2019

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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