Preventing evasion of extended producer responsibility obligations through online platforms

EucoLight event: legislative actions and controls to stop illegal free-riding through online-platforms


E-commerce means that more and more consumers now purchase through online marketplaces. Therefore, it is increasingly important that companies operating in this way fulfil their environmental, legal and financial obligations.  But all too often, they do not.  As latest data shows the scale of their non-compliance has reached disturbing proportions.

Over the last 2 years the issue has been raised at EU level through workshops and studies.  These have raised awareness of the scale and impact of non-compliant online sales on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) systems.  

This event will showcase the work being undertaken by Member States, European Commission and
E-commerce to tackle this issue.  It will help create a road-map for driving compliance within online marketplaces.



The scale of the problem

The scale of the problem 

View of the high-street retail sector 

National solution - Germany 

National solution - Spain 

National solution - UK

National solution - Czech Republic

Solutions from the European Commission

Solutions from the European Commission

Solutions from E- commerce 

Solutions from E- commerce 

Panel discussion


Hervé Grimaud, EucoLight Chairman

Marc Guiraud, EucoLight

Antonio Jovanovski, Go Green, Environmental Youth Organization

Isabelle Maurizi, EuroCommerce

Nicole Dicke, German Environmental Agency

Raquel Gomez Rodriguez, Ministry for the Ecological Transition;
Pilar Chiva, Waste Agency of Catalonia

Nigel Harvey, Recolight

Ing. LadislavTrylč, Ministry of the Environment


Jasmin Battista, European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology

Olivier De Clerq, European Commission, Directorate General for Environment

Federico Magalini, Sofies UK  (on behalf of Amazon)

Samuel Laurinkari, eBay

Moderator: Nigel Harvey, RecoLight, UK. On the panel: Nicole Dicke, German Environmental Agency |  Alexander Goldberg EWRN, EU- wide | Samuel Laurinkari - eBay  | Olivier De Clercq, European Commission, Directorate General for Environnement