UK: Do you need to offer your own take-back solution?

All producers who sell electrical products used in private households via online/distance selling techniques (directly to UK end-users) and WEEE producers in the UK with a local business selling electrical products directly to end-users worth less than £100,000 per year must provide their own take-back solution or can join the DTS take-back scheme.

All producers who sell electrical products used in private households via online/distance selling techniques (directly to UK end-users) and WEEE producers in the UK with a local business selling electrical products directly to end-users worth less than £100,000 per year must provide their own take-back solution or can join the DTS take-back scheme.

Defra (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) in the UK has now approved the extension of the DTS for a new period (Phase 6, which runs from Jan. 1, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2023).

The Phase 6 criteria will remain the same as Phase 5, meaning retailers who sell more than £100,000 worth of electrical goods from a retail store in the UK will no longer be able to participate in the DTS and will have to offer their own take-back.

If you are an online/remote seller only, or if you have a store in the UK and sell less than £100,000 worth of electrical items per year, then you can sign up for Phase 6 and membership will run until Dec. 31, 2023.

Applications will be open in January 2022. We have received confirmation from the DTS that all current Phase 5 members will be presumed a DTS Phase 6 member until the end of January.

If you would like to know more about this topic, please contact Ramona Brunner via international@take-e-way.de or +49/40/750687-117.

For more information on our international compliance services related to the placing on the market of electronic equipment, batteries/rechargeable batteries and packaged products or packaging, please click here: https://www.take-e-way.com/services/international-compliance/

Sebastian Siebert
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Sebastian Siebert
Head of Advisory services

Tel.: +49 40 750687-0

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Head of Marketing & Public Relations

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