2016 recycling rate jumps ahead for lamps & luminaires

Recolight has welcomed a further increase in the UK’s annual waste lamp recycling rate.   Data recently released by the Environment Agency (EA) shows that the 2016 rate was 47.5% – up nearly 4% from 43.6% in 2015.  At the same time, the luminaire rate increased from 4.4% to 7.1%.READ MORE >

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The lighting industry and the Circular Economy

Much is being published promoting Circular Economy principles of greater resource efficiency, but how does this impact the lighting industry? The model calls for reduction of waste, increasing the useful life of products, reusing and recycling more, and reducing reliance on virgin raw materials. Our old linear economy of take, make and dispose is becoming unsustainable.READ MORE >

Recolight encourages Local Authorities to return commercial waste lamps to HWRCs

Recolight currently collects waste lamps from a significant proportion of the UK’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).  The company is today writing to all its Local Authority Partners, to confirm that they may choose to deposit waste lamps from commercial sources in Recolight containers.  These could include schools, offices, leisure centres and similar.

This change should result in significant cost savings to Local Authorities, as they may well be charged for such commercial waste lamp collections, whereas collections from HWRCs are free of charge.


CEO calls for free lamp recycling for all collectors of waste lamps

Recolight reviews five years of WEEE growth

CEO calls for free lamp recycling for all collectors of waste lamps.

Recolight, the UK’s leading WEEE compliance scheme for lighting, has this week celebrated its growth and the changes to WEEE over the last five years.  Since 2011, Recolight’s producer membership has more than doubled, from up from 73 at the end of 2010, to 180.  And since it was established in 2007, Recolight has now recycled over a quarter of a billion lamps.  That is equivalent to almost one lamp recycled per second, every second.


Recolight expands free of charge lamp recycling services

Recolight is expanding its lamp recycling service by lowering the threshold companies need to meet to qualify for free of charge lamp recycling. Previously businesses had to collect 2000 lamps every three months to be eligible to receive free of charge collection services.  But now businesses collecting 1000 or more lamps every three months can also benefit from Recolight’s free collection services.




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