13 February 2024
by Hannah Lord

Government call for evidence on reforms to WEEE Regulations

IOM3 members are invited to contribute their views on reforms to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations.


The UK Government and the devolved administrations are seeking views on longer-term reforms to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations. The reforms aim to ensure the future WEEE system supports the drive towards a circular economy and higher treatment standards, including critical mineral recovery. It also aims to ensure that producers pay the full net costs of recovering the products they place on the market when they become waste.  

The call for evidence seeks to gather evidence and views on how to:  

  • define full and fair net cost recovery  

  • prevent waste and increase reuse  

  • move to a circular economy through product design and business models including whether eco-modulation should be implemented 

  • increase collections of business WEEE 

  • improve treatment standards including whether recovery targets for specific materials would drive recovery and demand  

  • improve recovery of materials including critical minerals 

The evidence sought will inform wider policy development intended to support the drive towards a more circular economy and net-zero commitments by ensuring products are designed and discarded in a way that lowers environmental impacts.  

The call for evidence closes 7 March. To contribute to the IOM3 response, please email [email protected] by 22 February 2024. 

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Hannah Lord

IOM3 Policy Research Intern