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Online sellers should be legally required to take on the duties of “producer” under the WEEE directi

On 13 September over 80 delegates from across 12 different countries met to discuss ways to tackle the growing number of online market places that fail to be WEEE compliant with the EEE regulations. This is referred to as freeriding. The introductory speaker Peter Börkey of the OECD presented initial findings suggesting that online freeriding could account for 5-10% of all sales. EucoLight and WEEE Forum main takeaways from the workshop are that European policy makers and Member States should consider: That online sellers and fulfilment houses should be legally required to take on the duties of “producer” under the WEEE directive for the product they sell or stock on behalf of non WEEE regis

WEEE Forum and EucoLight raise concerns about WEEE compliance of online retailers

At a seminar on 13 September 2017 in Brussels, the WEEE Forum and EucoLight, two European trade associations that speak for e-waste producer responsibility organisations, will facilitate a high-level debate around the compliance of online retail platforms with EU e-waste (WEEE) legislation and ways to address free-riding behaviour among online sellers. The OECD will present their report, which estimates the level of non-compliance in online retail sales and proposes a number of legislative initiatives to solve the problem. Other presenters and panellists include the European WEEE Registers Network, the Environmental Protection Agency in Ireland, Dell, the European Commission and representati

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