Weee Forum Conference 2021 September 2012 London Graham Davy

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Weee Forum Conference 2021 September 2012 London Graham Davy

Reaching new collection targets

Sims Metal Management Limited

ASX Code: SGM

NYSE Code: SMS

September 2012


Agenda

• Where are we now? (on paper and in reality)

• What is the gap?

• Why is there a gap?

• How do we close the gap?

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Tonnes

Treated WEEE as % of EEE Sales

Current Collection Rates….

1.743.506

1.546.565 1.534.576

1.502.749

EEE on market

WEEE treated

37%

39%

%

24%

29%

2008 2009 2010 2011


Tonnes of WEEE

Treated WEEE as % of EEE Sales

…but if you include 80% of LHA….

1.743.506

1.546.565 1.534.576

1.502.749

55%

59%

EEE on market

45%

49%

37%

39%

WEEE treated

Treated WEEE incl

80% LHA

%

24%

29%

Revised %

2008 2009 2010 2011


Can Collection Targets be Met?

• Can Collection targets be met? - Yes

• One factor is just correct data reporting – without admin burden

• Where else are there gaps in collections?

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What is not being treated?

or just not reported?

Category

Household EEE

(tonnes)

Non-Household

EEE (tonnes)

Total (tonnes)

Total WEEE

Treated:

Household &

Non Household

& non obligated

% treated

Not Treated

(Tonnes)

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Small Household

Appliances

137,710 7,694 151,342 37,400 25% 113,942

How do you prevent

wheelie bin?

3

IT and Telcomms

Equipment

88,982 102,913 219,583 65,647 30% 153,935

How much is via asset

management / export?

4 Consumer Equipment 65,062 6,726 77,250 37,012 48% 40,237

5 Lighting Equipment 368 72,595 73,362 919 1% 72,443

Treated as light iron?

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Electrical and Electronic

Tools

56,489 22,471 80,417 16,952 21% 63,465

How do you prevent

wheelie bin?

7 Toys Leisure and Sports 44,783 6,447 51,590 3,555 7% 48,034

8 Medical Devices 2,772 9,896 12,727 216 2% 12,511

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Monitoring and Control

Instruments

3,754 55,986 60,174 567 1% 59,606

Treated as light iron?

10 Automatic Dispensers 9 7,809 8,384 1,852 22% 6,532

13 Gas Discharge Lamps 4,996 10,580 17,078 7,053 41% 10,025

Totals 404,925 303,116

751,906

171,173 23% 580,733

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Factors affecting collection rates

• Apathy :

– small items easier to throw in bin

• Education :

– do households or business know it can be recycled?

• Incentive :

– Local Authorities driven by recycling targets – WEEE vs compost!

– Local Authorities – is there a financial benefit?

• Enforcement :

– too easy for cherry picking at DCFs

– illegal shipments for “Reuse” still occurring

• Disposal route :

– is it being treated as scrap metal rather than WEEE? Or repair shops?

• Data reported

• Media :

– too easy to portray “toxic waste export” rather than effective UK recycling solutions


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Closing the gap

• Raise awareness levels and educate

• Address source control issues at DCF’s

• Promote Professional image of UK recycling industry

- Reuse, Asset Management and Treatment

• Tougher enforcement of illegal exports

- legislation exists (eg TFS)

• Address admin requirements to capture legitimate “leakage”

• Capture data from B2B equipment

- recognising that waste not necessarily disposed of as WEEE.

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