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Electronic Equipment: Recycling

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what in-store facilities are being made available in Hampshire for customers to return white goods under the waste electrical and electronic equipment directive; what his strategy is for increasing such facilities in the county; and if he will make a statement. (148527)

Detailed figures at a county level are not available, but all retailers of electrical and electronic equipment are obliged to offer in-store take-back if they are not members of the distributor takeback scheme.

Within Hampshire all 26 local authority civic amenity sites have been approved as designated collection facilities and are playing their part in the UK waste electrical and electronic equipment system. Estimates made by Hampshire county council suggest that Hampshire is already diverting an average of 11 kg of waste electrical items per person from landfill.