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Eucolight - Publications
3 February 2022

JOINT STATEMENT ON AMENDING THE ANNEXES OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/1021 ON PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPs)

Adopted in June 2019, the recast Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) set the contaminant limits that largely determine the treatment of the waste and, in particular for limits in Annex IV, define whether a waste containing specific POP substances should be disposed of in such a way that the POP content is destroyed or […]

Eucolight - Publications
1 February 2022

EUCOLIGHT FEEDBACK ON THE CALL FOR EVIDENCE: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF WASTE MANAGEMENT- REVISION OF EU WASTE FRAMEWORK

EucoLight responsed to the call for evidence for an impact assessment on revision of EU waste framework making a series of recommendations on:​ Extended producer responsibility requirements that have not been adequately addressed in Article 8a of the 2018 Directive or for which the compliance should be improved; Accuracy of EEE and WEEE data, and […]

Eucolight - Publications
9 December 2021

STATEMENT ON DRAFT COMPROMISE AMENDMENTS ON THE DSA

​​On the occasion of the vote on the Digital Services Act (DSA) in the IMCO committee, Eucolight has prepared a short statement whose purpose is to point out the essential elements that should be reflected in the final version of compromise amendments in order to stop the flow of non-compliant product into the Union.  EucoLight […]

Eucolight - Publications
11 October 2021

JOINT CALL BY BUSINESS, CONSUMER AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS ON THE DIGITAL SERVICES ACT (DSA): EFFECTIVE AND UNAMBIGUOUS RULES ARE NEEDED TO TACKLE ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AND ROGUE TRADERS

EucoLight joins forces with 29 other city society and industry groups to ask policymakers that the Digital Service Act holds accountable online platforms that facilitate the initiation of transactions between traders and end-users via a strong liability regime and firm obligations. ​ The Digital Service Act is the perfect opportunity to address the access of illegal […]

Eucolight - Publications
20 July 2021

ECO-MODULATION OF FEES FOR “GREENER” PRODUCTS | CONCERNS AND CHALLENGES

Eco-modulation task force response to the 2018 Directive 2018/851/EU on Waste, the WEEE Compliance Promotion Exercise and the 2019 Commission’s draft Guidelines on general minimum requirements. Objective of the task force is to proactively set the framework, principles and mechanisms for a harmonised eco-modulated fee scheme in Europe which is compatible with both: existing EPR […]

Eucolight - Publications
15 July 2021

REPORT- TECHNICAL FEASABILITY ANALYSIS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF TYPES OF LAMPS IN RECYCLING STREAMS

A study performed by Fraunhofer IZM and mandated by EucoLight This report presents a technical feasibility study on the technology assessment for the separation of collected End-of-Life (EoL) lamps, more specifically the technical possibilities for separating conventional gas discharge lamps (GDLs) from conventional light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. ​The project consisted of first a theoretical phase […]

Eucolight - Publications
15 July 2021

OPEN LETTER TO THE PARLIAMENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: STOP SALE AND IMPORTS OF ILLEGAL PRODUCTS VIA ONLINE MARKETPLACES

A series of environmental NGOs call on the European Parliament to take measures to stop the sales and imports of illegal products via online marketplaces. In other to do so, they propose the following measures:   ​ If no other actor located in the EU is liable to consumers, online marketplaces and fulfilment service providers […]

Eucolight - Publications
17 September 2020

CORE MESSAGES FOR THE TRANSPOSITION OF ARTICLE 8a OF DIRECTIVE 2018/851 AMENDING DIRECTIVE 2008/98 ON WASTE

In view of the transposition of Directive 2018/851, amending Directive 2008/98 on waste, by EU Member States, EUCOLIGHT, with some 15 years of experience on extended producer responsibility (EPR) in the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) lighting sector, and with EPR organisations as members in 19 different Member States, calls on national legislators to […]

Eucolight - Publications
25 July 2019

JOINT INDUSTRY COMMENTS ON MODULATING PRODUCERS’ FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

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 […]

Eucolight - Publications
5 September 2018

JOINT POSITION ON THE RECAST OF THE PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPs) REGULATION (EC 850/2004) 

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.

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