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Feature: Retailers face stark choices on WEEE

High street electrical retailers breathed a collective sigh of relief when the Government confirmed a delay in implementing new regulations on waste electronics last month. In a letter to stakeholders, Chris Tollady of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the European Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive would be transposed into UK law this summer but that take-back obligations for retailers and distributors would not commence until January 26 2006.