Problems ahead for Amazon?
THREE LEADING European trade associations have written an open letter to the European Commission, calling for action to tackle non-compliance with waste legislation, of sales through online retailers such as Amazon.
The letter draws attention to high levels of non-compliance through online retailers and fulfilment houses with Extended Producer Responsibility legislation, particularly WEEE.
Non-compliance damages legitimate companies by putting them at a competitive disadvantage. It also undermines the sustainable financing of waste collection and recycling. The best way to tackle this problem is to make online sellers and fulfilment houses legally required to take on the duties of producer under EPR legislation for the product they sell or stock on behalf of non-compliant companies.