WEEE Advisory Body appoints new members

10 December 2009 — 2:57 PM

Some 11 new members will join the WEEE Advisory Body in the new year

A new panel of experts has joined the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Advisory Body.

Some 11 new members have been appointed to the group by business minister Ian Lucas, including Claudia Kuss-Tenzer, research and programme manager of Waste Watch.

According to Mr Lucas, the new appointments will "further strengthen" the body and will bring "a new breadth of experience and knowledge to its future programme of work".

Members of the panel - which also includes Jonathan Gorman, regulatory policy manager of Tesco - are appointed independently and have specific expertise related to the WEEE regulations.

Businesses disposing of electrical or electronic equipment may have responsibilities under the WEEE regulations.

According to Recycle for London, it is estimated that some 15 million mobile phones are currently sitting unused in UK businesses and households.

These devices need to be disposed of in the correct way - such as by recycling old mobile phones - in order to keep potentially harmful substances from being released into the environment.

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