WEEE regulation does not go far enough. We propose a scheme that calls together a coalition of manufacturers to retrieve more value from the products they create by recovering them, disassembling and sorting them into the material components and passing them onto someone who can reprocess the parts. Starting with Kyocera (http://www.kyocera.co.uk/) the project aims for an industry-wide reduction in the environmental impact of extracting raw materials, increased supply chain security for the critical elements listed by the EU and retain more value for the UK economy.
Idea No. 170