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EPR Club Lunch Debate hosted by EucoLight, EXPRA and WEEE Forum, Online Sales and Free-riders, 18 Ju
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17 July 2018

EPR Club Lunch Debate hosted by EucoLight, EXPRA and WEEE Forum, Online Sales and Free-riders, 18 Ju

Representatives from EPR organisations, the European Commission, online platforms and Member States met to discuss possible solutions to the problem of EPR non-compliance on online sales in an EPR Club lunch debate hosted by EucoLight, EXPRA and WEEE Forum. When EPR was introduced nearly 30 years ago, practically all of the products under EPR were […]

EucoLight welcomes the publication of the OECD report on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and
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4 July 2018

EucoLight welcomes the publication of the OECD report on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and

EucoLight, the European Association of lighting WEEE Compliance schemes, congratulates the OECD for the recent publication of its report...

EucoLight congratulates the European Union for the publication of the Circular Economy Package and t
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15 June 2018

EucoLight congratulates the European Union for the publication of the Circular Economy Package and t

On 14 June 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union published the EU Waste legislative package. This revises the Waste Framework Directive, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, the Waste Batteries directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. EucoLight, the European Association of lighting WEEE Compliance schemes warmly welcomes the EU […]

2018 Conference reconfirms EucoLight commitment to making the Circular Economy a reality for lighting
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26 April 2018

2018 Conference reconfirms EucoLight commitment to making the Circular Economy a reality for lighting

70 delegates from 18 lighting WEEE compliance schemes meet for the EucoLight annual conference The third EucoLight Conference at Sassenheim, the Netherlands, gathered 70 delegates from the community of producers’ responsibility organisations for lighting. Delegates discussed the latest developments in collection and treatment of end-of-life lighting products as the transition towards a circular economy in […]

EU waste legislation must address free-riding caused by distance selling
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14 December 2017

EU waste legislation must address free-riding caused by distance selling

The issue of free riding is one of growing concern in light of distance sales already representing up to 20 and 30 per cent of the market across various waste streams in certain Member States. In a bid to solve this problem, the three organizations propose online sellers and fulfilment houses to be required to […]

Online sellers should be legally required to take on the duties of “producer” under the WEEE directi
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20 September 2017

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 […]

WEEE Forum and EucoLight raise concerns about WEEE compliance of online retailers
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6 September 2017

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 […]

EucoLight survey shows consumers struggle to identify different types of waste lamps
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3 August 2017

EucoLight survey shows consumers struggle to identify different types of waste lamps

These are the findings of a survey conducted by the market research institute GfK on behalf of EucoLight across Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Romania The main difficulties encountered concern differentiating energy-saving lamps from LED lamps and how to recycle them. EucoLight, the European Association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes, has conducted a […]

Circular Economy Package: EucoLight calls on the European Institutions to secure clear and binding e
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30 June 2017

Circular Economy Package: EucoLight calls on the European Institutions to secure clear and binding e

The final step of the adoption of the EU Waste legislative package is in the informal Trilogue phase. The European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission are finalising the text of the proposal to amend the Directive on Waste. This proposal includes minimum extended responsibility requirements. EucoLight has been advocating for legally binding minimum […]

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31 May 2017

EU Waste Legislative Package: EucoLight comments on minimum requirements for Extended Producer Respo

Brussels, 31 March 2017 – On March 14 2017, the European Parliament (EP) adopted its position on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and the Waste Batteries Directive based on the reports of its member, Ms Simona Bonafè. Notably the amendments to the Waste Framework Directive […]

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