Commons EFRA Committee launches WEEE inquiry
The Committee welcomes written evidence on some, or all, of the following points by 5pm on Friday, 16 August. Submissions should be made using the Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy inquiry page.
Implementing a Circular Economy for Electronic Goods
- What steps are being taken to move towards a circular economy for electronic goods? How can the UK Government support this transition?
- What is the environmental and human health risk from e-waste? How significant is it and who is most at risk?
- How can secondary markets for electrical goods be improved? What incentives are required to implement these markets?
- Why does recovering materials from electronic waste pose a significant challenge? What support is required to facilitate the adoption of recovery technologies?
UK’s Electronic Waste Sector
- Are UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collection targets achievable? What challenges do UK producer compliance schemes and WEEE reprocessors face in meeting the collection targets?
- What causes fraud in the UK’s e-waste system? How can this be addressed?
- What action can the UK Government take to prevent to the illegal export of e-waste to the developing world?
- What proposals does the UK Government need to consider as part of its consultation on WEEE?
Is UK public awareness of e-waste recycling satisfactory? If not, how can it be improved?