BMRA, AATF Forum and WEEE Schemes Forum issue letter to the Government

BMRA along with the AATF Forum and WEEE Schemes Forum, has written to the Defra and the Environment Agency to highlight the potential impacts of recent findings concerning the presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS) in WEEE. 

These cross-industry associations expressed their concern that the application of the POPs regulations, could impose significant impacts on the UK WEEE treatment sector's ability to manage this waste effectively. 

Additionally, there is insufficient capacity to deal with this waste. This may lead to greater reliance on exports for disposal. 

Writing on behalf of their members, we stated collectively a commitment to implementing the necessary requirements and work towards full compliance. 

In the meantime, we urged Government to convene a working group to develop an approach that would ensure compliance and enable all of the WEEE actors to put in place effective plans and any financial provision for a smooth transition.

Should you have any questions, please email Howard Bluck, howard@recyclemetals.org.