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UK "unclear" on Weee, ELV implementation

The UK government's handling of EU directives on end-of-life vehicles (ELV) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (Weee) lacks clarity, according to a parliamentary report. Environment agency resources and environment ministry skills may be inadequate to deal with the laws' requirements, the MPs said. Their warning echoes criticisms levelled by a taskforce for better regulations last summer (EED 28/07/03). As well as urging the government to issue "clear guidance" to the recycling industry, the report recommends reviewing funding arrangements for ELV implementation and including printer cartridges under Weee rules. See report.

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