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UK firms urge electroscrap compliance delay

A coalition of British electrical and electronic equipment producers is urging the UK government to defy EU legislation and delay until next year the introduction of producer responsibility for waste collection and recycling. Under the Weee directive this should happen by 13 August 2005. But Repic, a compliance body representing 80% of the UK market, says an adequate recycling structure is still lacking and complains that other EU countries are delaying their implementation. The UK's industry ministry is due to announce an implementation timetable soon. See Repic and press release, plus UK industry ministry.

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