Electrical and Electronic Equipment: Ingredients for Successful Extended Producer Responsibility

15th July 2020

by Mark Hilton, Orla Woods, Alice Johnson

This report conducted by Eunomia for Defra explores the essential characteristics for a successful extended producer responsibility scheme for electrical and electronic equipment.

The implementation of such as scheme would be to ensure maximum environment benefits are achieved at proportionate cost to business. This is in line with the life cycle approach to resources and waste that is a feature of the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy.

This work aims to contribute to the development of policy options for the implementation and operation of an extended producer responsibility (EPR) scheme for the UK. The report:

  • Identifies essential characteristics of a successful EPR regime for EEE;
  • Assesses policy interventions that will help to meet the minimum requirements for an EEE EPR scheme;
  • Identifies strengths and weaknesses, costs and benefits of  policy options; and
  • Identifies ways to address key barriers.

The study also includes a consumer study carried out in collaboration with the WEEE Compliance Fee Fund that provides a view of public attitudes and behaviour towards WEEE.

The development of well-designed EPR schemes for a range of products that is a fundamental element in the effective transition towards a circular economy.

This report is available free of charge. Press the orange button and provide a few details about yourself to access the download.