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EucoLight Publications

In cooperation with its members, EucoLight publishes position papers, consultation papers and press releases. Thereby fostering a constructive dialogue between the European institutions and stakeholders and working to make the Circular Economy a reality for lighting products.

JOINT INDUSTRY COMMENTS ON MODULATING PRODUCERS' FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPTMENT
Issued 25 July
By the end of the year, the European Commission will publish guidelines on the modulation of financial contributions of producers of products to extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes to assist Member States in the implementation of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD). The undersigning associations would like to provide policymakers with the following recommendations and key principles for a workable and successful modulation of producers’ fees.
 
EUCOLIGHT AND LIGHTINGEUROPE JOINT POSITION PAPER ON ECO MODULATION OF FEES IN WASTE FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/851 
Issued 16 July 2019
EucoLight and LightingEurope, as two EU wide trade associations with unique insight into the lighting industry, have prepared this position paper to consider how modulated fees might be applied to lamps and to luminaires.
 
POSITION PAPER ON THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE EU PRODUCT POLICY FRAMEWORK CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Issued 25 January 2019
EucoLight answers the public consultation, noting the lack of necessary questions about implementation, emphasizing that Extended Producer Responsibility is the best policy option for the management of waste and calling for improving legislation in several issues.
 
JOINT POSITION ON THE RECAST OF THE PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPs) REGULATION (EC 850/2004) 
Issued 5 September 2018
EucoLight and other organisations express their concern on the impact on plastics recycling and the Circular Economy objectives of setting a disproportionately low unintentional trace contaminant (UTC) threshold (10 mg/kg) for decaBDE in Annex I of the POP Regulation.
EUCOLIGHT AND LIGHTINGEUROPE JOINT DEFINITIONS RELEVANT TO WEEE: 'LAMPS, LUMINAIRES & OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT'
Issued 18 May 2018
EucoLight and LightingEurope publish simple joint definitions on lamps, luminaires and other electrical equipment to achieve clarity and legal safety for lighting products from registration until treatment, and to support stakeholders with compliance scheme handling.
EUCOLIGHT POSITION PAPER ON THE DIRECTIVE ON WASTE

Issued 08 November 2017

EucoLight comments on the Presidency Compromise Proposal for Changes to the Council Position (COREPER 18 October) and draws the attention of the representative of the negotiators on some specific points related to Extended Producer Responsibility. 
 
"EPR AND THE IMPACT OF ONLINE SALES - TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE OF FREE-RIDERS"

Issued 1 August 2017

The event, organized jointly by WEEE Forum and EucoLight, will take place on the 13 September 2017 in Brussels.
link to registration 
EUCOLIGHT STATEMENT ON ONLINE PLATFORMS

Issued 16 May 2017

EucoLight is actively promoting a policy environment that allows a level playing for its members. In this statement, EucoLight highlights expresses concerns associated with sales on online platforms in regards to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).
WASTE LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE RECOMMENDATION TO MEMBER STATES

Issued 20 March 2017

After the European Parliament adopted its position on the Waste Legislative Package, EucoLight offers a recommendation to Member States to secure the Extended Producer Responsibility requirements at European level.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY PACKAGE WASTE LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

Issued 13 January 2017

EucoLight essential key points to be addressed on the Waste legislative package.
IMPLEMENTING REGULATION ON THE CALCULATION OF WEIGHT OF EEE POM AND QUANTITY OF WEEE GENERATED IN EACH MEMBER STATE

Issued 23 December 2016

EucoLight comments on the new Draft Implementing Regulation released on 6 December 2016.
 
IMPLEMENTING REGULATION ON THE CALCULATION OF WEIGHT OF EEE POM AND QUANTITY OF WEEE GENERATED IN EACH MEMBER STATE

Issued 7 November 2016

EucoLight provides input for a future Implementing Regulation on the calculation of weight of EEE POM and quantity of WEEE generated in each Member State.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY PACKAGE WASTE LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

Issued 11 October 2016

EucoLight proposes compromise amendments.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY PACKAGE WASTE LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

Issued 28 September 2016

EucoLight comments on the amendments tabled by the members of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY PACKAGE WASTE LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

Issued 24 June 2016

EucoLight commands the rapporteur of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament (Ms Simona Bonafè) for sharpening the minimal requirements for the Extended Producer Responsibility and makes amendments proposals on several points.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY PACKAGE WASTE LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

Issued 10 June 2016

EucoLight welcomes the draft opinion of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Comments (ITRE) of the European Parliament and emphasises some important aspects.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY PACKAGE WASTE LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

Issued 19 May 2016

EucoLight states its position.
(document 1)
and makes concrete amendments suggestions to the Commission proposal.
(document 2)
CIRCULAR ECONOMY PACKAGE WASTE LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS
Issued 10 March 2016
EucoLight welcomes the introduction minimum requirements for Extended Producer Responsibility schemes at EU level and formulates recommendations for further clarification of certain crucial aspects.
EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY

Issued 7 August 2015

A circular economy offers us the possibility to live in a sustainable society. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes make a significant contribution in transforming the economy. In this document, EucoLight makes proposals on how to improve EPR schemes in Europe.
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOURCE EFFICIENCY: MOVING TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Issued 3 July 2016
In this open letter, EucoLight supports the Parliament’s report and especially the inclusion of clear minimum standards for extended producer responsibility schemes as a mean to ensure transparency and cost effectiveness for extended producer responsibility schemes