Industry "disgusted" by Weee revision proposal

Move to make producers pay for electroscrap collection from households "will double compliance costs"

Electrical equipment manufacturers have reacted bitterly to proposals tabled by the European commission on Wednesday which could force them to finance the collection of waste appliances from households (EED 03/12/08).

In proposals to revise the 2002 waste electrical and electronic equipment (Weee) directive, the commission says that "where appropriate", governments should "encourage producers to finance all the cost occurring for collection facilities for Weee from private households".

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