Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation is part of a Europe-wide initiative to protect the environment by improving waste management, limiting the use of landfills, and stimulating innovation in recycling.
Since 1 July 2022, all marketplaces, including eBay, have been legally required to make sure that sellers are complying with EPR regulations.
EPR in France
Under the EPR regulations, manufacturers, importers, and eBay sellers are responsible for the entire life cycle of the products they sell. If your buyers are based in France, read this article to find out if the new law applies to your inventory.
The German Packaging Act
The German Packaging Act (VerpackG, German EPR Law) affects business sellers whose items end up with private consumers in Germany. Read this article to find out if the new legislation affects your eBay business.
The German EEE Act (ElektroG)
When you sell items to buyers in Germany, you must follow the requirements of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). eBay business sellers are obliged to be compliant with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive), which was implemented in Germany via the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG).