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ITACS slams Government department on electronic recycling

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

ITACS - Independent Trade Association of Computing Specialists

ITACS, the Independent Trade Association of Computing Specialists has criticised the Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) over its implementation and handling of the European electronic waste recycling directives (WEEE). The Government ordered a review following more the introduction of more stringent recycling requirements by Europe.

Speaking to The Register, ITACS Chairman Matthew Woolley said the changes “aren’t good for the small person, costs are too expensive for retailers and the government’s response is ill thought out.”

When supplying new or replacement computer and networking hardware, Support Lounge fulfils its legal obligation by offering to take back the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for appropriate recycling. Compared with larger computer retailers, Support Lounge and other independent IT firms face a disproportionately high cost for compliance with the recyling legislation.

Little guy trampled in meaty WEEE overhaul