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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 joins forces with ETRMA, EUCOBAT, EXPRA, and WEEE Forum to give input in updating the ‘Blue Guide’ on the implementation of EU product rules 2016. The main recommendation is that the “Blue guide” specifically lists fulfilment service providers/fulfilment houses and online marketplaces/online operators as economic operators with corresponding legal responsibilities. This would recognize the […]
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 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 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 is actively promoting a policy environment that allows a level playing for its members. In this statement, EucoLight highlights express concerns associated with sales on online platforms in regards to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).
65 delegates from 18 lighting WEEE compliance schemes, representatives of lighting producers, and stakeholders met for the EucoLight annual conference in Bucharest hosted by the Romanian EucoLight member, Recolamp, on 10-12 May. This year, the conference was also available online for the members and speakers who could not make it to Romania. High on the […]