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EucoLight is the European association of collection and recycling organisations for WEEE lamps and lighting.

EucoLight engages with everything related to the WEEE Directive and legislation affecting the collection and recycling of WEEE lighting.
EucoLight is the voice of European WEEE compliance schemes specialised in managing the collection and recycling of WEEE lighting; working to make the circular economy a reality for lighting products.

EucoLight's objective is to promote the development of a better regulatory framework and the efficient collection and recycling of waste lamps. Our members are Collection and Recycling Organisations in Europe.

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Latest News

Joint call by business, consumer and civil society organisations on the Digital Services Act (DSA): Effective and unambiguous rules are needed to tackle illegal activities and rogue traders

11 October 2021 | Joint statement

 

Hosting services, such as online platforms that are consumer facing, are now a part of the everyday life of consumers and professional customers shopping for products and services online. These include traditional marketplace services and social media networks that allow traders to show ads to consumers and once consumers click on an ad, it takes them to another site, or it allows consumers to purchase products directly on their social media networks. Whilst these services can improve consumer and business choice, they also open a backdoor for traders who do not play by the EU’s rules.

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EucoLight publications

EucoLight  lobby on behalf of members to make sure EU directives are right for the industry.

All published Position Papers are posted on our site.

Eco-modulation task force response to the 2018 Directive 2018/851/EU on Waste, the WEEE Compliance Promotion Exercise and the 2019 Commission’s draft Guidelines on general minimum requirements.

 

Objective of the task force is to proactively set the framework, principles and mechanisms for a harmonised eco-modulated fee scheme in Europe which is compatible with both:

  • existing EPR implementation

  • and the producer community’s current calls for system change as outlined in “An enhanced definition of EPR and the role of all actors”.

 

The task force set out to explore:

  • which criteria and products can be selected for eco-modulation,

  • how to develop a simplified fee modulation,

  • how to construct the compliance framework for both producers and PROs,

  • the operational aspects of bonus/malus,

  • how to embed Ecomodulation in a competitive PRO landscape

  • and how the fee can be utilized as a tool to influence purchasing behaviour and stimulate sustainable product design.

 

The work of the task force is on-going, and the final results will be presented at an event in December 2021.

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REPORT- TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF TYPES OF LAMPS IN RECYCLING STREAMS

A study performed by Fraunhofer IZM and mandated by EucoLight

Issued July 2021

This report presents a technical feasibility study on the technology assessment for the separation of collected End-of-Life (EoL) lamps, more specifically the technical possibilities for separating conventional gas discharge lamps (GDLs) from conventional light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.

The project consisted of first a theoretical phase in which technological possibilities for sorting methods were explored and described. Based on this potential analysis, followed the testing phase, concentrating on static and dynamic testing with three promising sorting technologies. Ultimately however, only two methods, the blue light and electromagnetic induction tests, were considered promising and carried out in detail.

EucoLight commends the European Commission for its efforts to propose, with the Digital Services Act (DSA), new obligations on online companies to address concerns about illegal content. But there is room for improvement to address the responsibility of online marketplaces.

 

EucoLight main recommendations:

  • The DSA should distinguish the liability of online platforms, which offer products to consumers in the Union (online marketplaces), from that of other type of providers of intermediary services.

  • Online platforms, which offer products to consumers in the Union (online marketplaces), should perform compulsory ex-ante compliance checks, failing which they would bear the liability as producers of the products for which they facilitate the access to the consumer in the Union.

Blog posts

EucoLight, Eucobat and EXPRA call for a more sustainable Digital Services Act

30 October 2019 | Blog post

he Digital Services Act represents a very good opportunity to bring sustainability into the digital debate, in line with the European Green Deal.

EucoLight, Eucobat and EXPRA welcome the reference to sustainability in the IMCO report led by MEP Saliba and share additional recommendations.

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Events

Webinar - EucoLight celebrate recycling 2 billion lamps

10 February 2021

Collectively, the 19 EucoLight WEEE Compliance Scheme Members have reached the milestone of recycling 2 billion lamps!

To celebrate this incredible achievement, EucoLight held a webinar on 10 February.

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Extended Producer Responsibility

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policies extend the producers responsibility beyond the consumption stage of a product’s life-cycle. Producers are responsible for financing the correct management of the waste arising from their products.

As the European association of lighting WEEE compliance schemes, EucoLight is committed to the principles of the Circular Economy.