Producers and retailers of electrical equipment have launched a fund of £665,000 aimed at boosting WEEE reuse and recycling
Local authorities, working with partner organisations, are being invited to propose innovative and sustainable projects ahead of a 29 September deadline.
The funds come from the Distributor Takeback Scheme (DTS) and the Compliance Fee mechanism, both established under the UK WEEE regulations.
The DTS is supported by retailers and internet sellers and the WEEE compliance fee receives funding from UK manufacturers and importers of electrical equipment.
Defra minister Therese Coffey said: “With more than a million tonnes of WEEE generated in the UK each year, it is encouraging to see that around 60% is already being recycled or reused.
“We want to build on this, and today’s funding will help support creative local projects that encourage us to do even more to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill.”