UK delays introduction of EU e-cycling rules

Aug 12, 2005 | 05:29 AM | Josephine Mason

Implementation of new European rules covering the handling, management and export of electronic waste has been delayed in the United Kingdom by almost a year because of industry concerns, according to the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

The British government will now enforce the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) directive in June next year. The official European Union deadline for implementing the new regulations is Aug. 13 this year, but most major European countries have not kept to schedule.....

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