Many online portals reflect deficiencies in disposal information for construction foam cans

As reported by the German environmental agency Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) early in June this year, many online purchasing portals lack legally required information on the disposal of packaging containing harmful substances, such as construction foam cans. DUH called on the authorities to check such online portals and to ensure compliance with the information obligation.

As Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. (DUH) reported early in June this year, many online purchasing portals lack legally required information on the disposal of packaging containing harmful substances, such as construction foam cans. The final consumer is to be informed by means of clearly recognisable notices concerning suitable return options for the relevant packaging. DUH called on the authorities to check such online portals and to ensure compliance with the information obligation.

Operators of portals affected should be aware of the information requirements for the products they sell. Not only can violations be punished by the authorities; they can also have consequences under competition law. trade-e-bility supports platform operators in presenting product details on the sales side in compliance with the law.

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