The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Advisory Body’s (WAB) stay of execution will end next week, it has emerged.
The body, set up in 2007 to oversee the introduction of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, was one of several government quangos earmarked for closure in July.
At the time, it was confirmed that responsibility for the work WAB did would fall under the remit of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) within the next year.
However, at a meeting of the advisory board yesterday, members were told that WAB would officially close its doors on 1 October.
In a statement to CRN, the advisory body’s head Peter Calliafas said the changeover would make very little difference to how things were run.
It read: “It is business as usual. The working groups established by the WAB will continue on and my colleagues [former WAB members] have agreed to continue.”
The only real difference, he added, is that the “reporting lines have changed”, but the aims and objectives set out by WAB in its 2010 action plan will still be acted upon.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills declined to comment.
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