The Government is consulting on changes to the battery and packaging regulations designed to reduce red tape. The proposed changes include removing the obligation on schemes to have operational plans and allowing, changing the rules on who can sign off battery data reports and removing the obligation for battery recyclers to obtain independent audit reports.
The consultation runs until 22 May and can be found
BIS, the department responsible for the WEEE Regulations has set the WEEE recycling target for 2015. Overall the target has been increased by around 3% to 507 thousand tonnes. This is the amount of waste electrical equipment that Producers (via their compliance schemes) are required to recycle in 2015.
Figures on the government website have confirmed that the UK met the 2014 recycling target. The figures can be found on https://www.gov.uk/