WEEE: Disadvantages of third-party WEEE compliance scheme approach

Disadvantages of third-party WEEE compliance scheme approach

Disadvantages of using a third-party WEEE compliance scheme include:

  • Financial costs and producer management time for joining a different WEEE compliance scheme in each Member State
  • Ongoing costs and management time for maintaining membership of a different WEEE compliance scheme in each Member State
  • Costs to producer of communicating compliance scheme collection arrangements to business end-users in each Member State
  • No opportunity for cost savings by passing WEEE collection costs back to end-users
  • Lack of flexibility to change
  • No opportunity for competitive advantage with resellers
  • Lack of marketing opportunities to promote individual producer responsibility