This week saw LightingEurope collaborate with EucoLight to address the obligations of lighting manufacturers at the end of life of their products. Marc Guiraud gave an overview of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) including a proposal for a revision to the text expected in 2023.
European Commission guidance on Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes expected in 2021 has not yet been published.
The EucoLight 2020 position on article 8a of the WFD sets out requirements for EPR organisations and the accuracy of EEE & WEEE data to ensure a level playing field, and boost performance while reducing costs and distortions in the waste market.
Both a EucoLight & a WEEE Forum study demonstrated that eco-modulation of waste fees does not work and does not influence product design nor consumer choice.