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Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the effect of the waste electrical and electronic equipment regulations on the market for compact fluorescent lamps; and if he will make a statement. (242480)

No assessment has been made of the effect of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) regulations on the market for compact fluorescent lamps.

During Compliance Period 1 (1 July 2007 to 31 December 2007) 12.818 tonnes of WEEE was collected in category 5 covering lighting equipment, including light bulbs and household luminaries.

The Department will continue to work with industry, as the UK WEEE system matures, to ensure that the separate collection of all categories of WEEE are maximised.