Dual use WEEE lighting classification explained at LIA Technical Forum

Presenting to the LIA Technical Forum

The LIA Technical Forum, held twice a year near Stratford-upon-Avon, is always a very useful event.  Attendees receive timely updates on many aspects of standardisation, legislation and technology changes as they affect the lighting industry.  So I was particularly pleased to be invited to talk on the impact of dual use WEEE on Lighting at the meeting on 1 July.


Recolight celebrates another successful and dynamic year for the lighting industry

Recolight celebrates another successful and dynamic year for the lighting industry

Recolight, the leading UK WEEE compliance scheme for lighting, yesterday celebrated an eventful year for the industry at the scheme’s annual summer event. The introduction of dual use and new BIS targets for lamp recycling have come at the same time that Recolight’s membership has increased significantly.

Recolight’s CEO, Nigel Harvey noted: “The last twelve months have seen a number of positive developments in the UK.  In particular, the decision by the Government to introduce dual use is an important step in making the UK WEEE system even fairer, and more sustainable.”


Recolight welcomes Government support for fairer WEEE system

On 11 October, the Government announced its decision to fundamentally change the household WEEE system in the UK.

Responding to the news, Nigel Harvey, Chief Executive of leading lighting compliance scheme Recolight said:  “The Government has chosen option 3 from the four household WEEE options it was considering.  At a stroke, this will eliminate the ‘must buy’ market and the WEEE evidence trading that blight the current system.  The result is a mechanism that can, provided it is implemented correctly, drive up household recycling rates, improve traceability and prevent excessive third party costs.”




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