U.K. Re-use Standard 2013 enters consultation period

U.K. Re-use Standard 2013 enters consultation period

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has opened the public consultation period for the Re-use Standard 2013.

Asking industry stakeholders to join in on crafting the standard, WRAP is hoping the final version of the Re-use Standard 2013 will "enable U.K. organizations to offer products for re-use that are subjected to a quality assured process," an announcement from the U.K. nonprofit group states.

By developing a "sector-wide" standard, WRAP would like to combat "weak consumer confidence in the quality of products offered for re-sale," it adds. According to WRAP's website, an estimated 25 percent of recycled waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) could be reused while just 17 percent of sofas are reused.

Once the consultation period ends Nov. 1, responses will be reviewed and a final advisory meeting will be held. Regarding a launch of the standard, WRAP's Ian Palmer told E-Scrap News, "It's probably best to say early 2014, although our timetable for the work is naturally subject to change."

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