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BIS asking for your views on recycling targets

85% target
The deadline for your recovery targets is July 1st but BIS is also wants your views on how to improve the regime.
You will all have received your reminder regarding submitting your recycling targets and hopefully you have all now responded as the deadline is July 1st. If you haven’t you had better get your skates on. Also, within the reminder letter to ATFs was a request by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) for suggestions as to how the system could be improved. The letter read:

ELV regime - The Department for Business together with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is currently reviewing the operation of all the producer responsibility regimes (e.g. Batteries, WEEE, Packaging, ELV) to establish if there is scope for improvement and/or increased consistency between them.

The ELV regime as currently constructed seeks to place a light touch on obligated parties, but the UK system as a whole has failed to deliver the 85% target, which is due to rise to 95% in 2015.

Against that background and while maintaining a light-touch approach, we would welcome suggestions from ATFs as to measures that it might be possible to implement in order to improve the operation of the ELV regime while delivering the target requirements of the Directive. I would be grateful to receive these by 13 July 2012.

This does not appear to be the more formal route of consultation that is normally adopted, and does give us all an opportuntiy to make valid comments, criticism and to offer ideas to improve the situation. The deadline to respond isn’t long away and if you have any constructive suggestions, send them to Paul Hallett, Green Economy Team, ELV Unit, 4Orc1 Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

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