Rumour that the UK was intending to stick with 13 categories as part of the WEEE Recast are somewhat premature.
According to officials at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills the UK has not sought specific advice from its lawyers as yet.
This will be a transposition issue and, even then, the 6 category scope is not due to come into force until 2018.
In addition the Official Journal publication of the new text has been delayed and is not likely to appear before September at the earliest.
BIS would aim to produce a Consultation Document in the first half of next year.