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EucoLight welcomes the Commission’s Circular Economy Package

18 December 2015

EucoLight, the association of European Lighting WEEE compliance schemes has cautiously welcomed the Circular Economy Package released by the European Commission on 2 December 2015. It is particularly pleased to observe that the Commission considers Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) a key tool of an efficient circular economy.

Commenting on the news, EucoLight Chairman Juan Carlos Enrique said “The recommendations include minimum operational requirements for EPR schemes in new article 8a of the proposal for a revised Waste Directive (WFD). These include principles such as the requirement to provide non-discriminatory services for all participants, transparency of financing by producers, and clear procedures for the procurement of waste services. We fully support these measures, which will all contribute towards a beneficial level playing field for EPR schemes.”

He added: “EucoLight will study further the proposals. There are certainly some areas in which greater clarity of intent is required. But this is definitely a good start! EucoLight is committed to enter into dialogue with the European Institutions and the other relevant actors to make the final legislation a success.”


About EucoLight:

EucoLight is The European association of collection and recycling organisations for WEEE lamps and lighting. On behalf of its 16 members, EucoLight engages with everything related to the WEEE Directive, legislations and standards 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.

Founded mid-2015, EucoLight has quickly embarked into constructive dialogue with relevant stakeholders to provide expertise in the field of management and treatment of WEEE lighting and to promote the positive role of Extended Producer Responsibility schemes on the environment and society.

For more information, visit the EucoLight website www.eucolight.org, follow EucoLight on Twitter @EucoLight or contact the Secretary General, Marc Guiraud (marc.guiraud@eucolight.org).

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