The UK WEEE Regulations 2013 require the Secretary of State to set targets for how much Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment within each category of EEE has to be financed by producers via their membership of a Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS).
BIS originally published an overall UK WEEE collection target for 2015 of 508,756 tonnes. This was 18,225 tonnes higher than the total amount of household WEEE collected and recorded as evidence in 2014. It was also significantly above the collection levels necessary to achieve the UK Member State target of 484,661 tonnes for 2015..
However when AMDEA circulated the figures it was noticed that the values for Cooling Appliances Containing Refrigerants appeared to be miscalculated. We alerted BIS who issued a corrected version which shows the overall target for 2015 reduced by 1,898 tonnes. Which is a weight off the minds of AMDEA members and it should also lighten their compliance costs for this product category in the 2014-15 compliance period.