On 8 September, the EP Environment Committee gave its support to a Commission proposal amending the rules for producer responsibility in the Directive on waste from electrical and electronic equipment.
On 8 September, MEP Kathleen Van Brempt tabled an oral question to the Commission to clarify the implications of this change. The Commission explained that the new system was the most practicable as it is already in place for other products.
The majority of the members of the Environment Committee agreed with this explanation and the need to change the producer responsibility for historical waste from professional goods, i.e put on the market before the directive comes into force.
The Parliament rapporteur, Karl-Heinz Florenz, recommends to accept the Commission’s proposal without amendments.