Disturbing EU-wide scale of WEEE non-compliance

The EucoLight non-compliance workshop

The results of a multi-national study into non-compliance of products sold through online marketplaces were revealed at a workshop hosted in Brussels on 6 November by EucoLight. EucoLight, the European Association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes, undertook a study of over 4200 products made available for sale through online marketplaces in 10 EU countries.  The results […]

EucoLight Conference adopts positions on eco-modulation

EucoLight Conference for WEEE compliance schemes

High on the agenda for the EucoLight annual conference this month were non-compliance of product sold through online marketplaces, impact of open scope and eco-modulation of WEEE fees. The 4th EucoLight annual conference held this year in Copenhagen was attended by 70 delegates from 19 lighting WEEE compliance schemes. External speakers providing additional insight and debate were; Joe Papineschi (Eunomia), Maximillian Kling (Ramboll), Christophe Roeland (European Commission DG GROW), Alexander Goldberg (EWRN), Malte Becker (AiDUP consultancy) […]

Online marketplaces: a serious issue all over Europe

Non-compliant products bought at online marketplaces: a serious issue all over Europe

A workshop, hosted by Eucolight, the European association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes, gathered over 100 experts to discuss online sales of non-compliant products. The workshop concluded that solutions must be implemented to make online marketplaces responsible for products sold through their portals.  The workshop, held in Brussels on 17 October, discussed the widespread availability […]

OECD report confirms the large scale of WEEE non-compliance through online marketplaces

EucoLight welcomes OECD report

EucoLight has welcomed OECD report on ‘Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and the impact of online sales’, to which EucoLight members contributed. Recognition of the online WEEE non-compliance challenge, (free-riding), faced by Producer Compliance Schemes is a vital first step to addressing the problem. EucoLight endorses the recommendation to define multi seller online platforms as ‘producers’ […]