The latest household WEEE recycling data are on track to meet UK 2016 household recycling targets, with a total of 434,741 tonnes collected so far this year. A total of 142,931 tonnes was collected in Q3 of the year (79%).
Small mixed WEEE is also on track with 75% of the target.
However, gas discharge lamps has progressed to just 60% of its targets. This category was predicted to have challenging times, as there was a significant increase in this material from 2015 to take into account the principle of dual use.
Dual use identifies as any material or product that would be classed as being either household or non-household, and must now be submitted as household.
This principle had the impact of a target increase as most products placed on the market in this category can be used in a business or domestic environment. As a result this contributes towards this overall target. However, with Q4 still to come, there is still time for this target to be met.