circular economy of lighting

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 >

EucoLight Managers Confernece 2016

First EucoLight conference looks at Circular Economy and LED recycling

EucoLight, the association of European Lighting WEEE compliance schemes held its first annual Conference and General Assembly this month in Chantilly, France.

The conference objective was to review and respond to the recycling challenges and opportunities of evolving lamp and lighting equipment.  Insight was received from the 60 delegates representing 16 lighting WEEE compliance scheme members of EucoLight and experts from European lighting manufacturers.READ MORE >

EA data shows Recolight is UK’s fastest growing WEEE Scheme in 2015

During 2015, the Recolight WEEE compliance scheme membership increased more than any other UK scheme.  Analysis of Environment Agency data released this week shows Recolight had net growth of 23 producers between the end of 2014, and the beginning of 2016.  That is also Recolight’s biggest annual increase recorded since the scheme was established in 2007.READ MORE >

EucoLight, European association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes

EucoLight delivers for lighting WEEE in 2015

EucoLight, the new lighting WEEE compliance scheme trade association has made good progress in its first year of operation.

Nigel Harvey, Chief Executive of Recolight, and a board member of EucoLight said today

“EucoLight now has members from 16 EU Member States, which gives the organisation a great deal of credibility when dealing with European institutions. We have already successfully raised a number of issues of concern to lighting WEEE compliance. This has included the data used to calculate lamp collection targets.”


EucoLight Board of Directors 2015 06 24

Recolight supports foundation of new European trade association of WEEE lighting compliance schemes, EucoLight

A new European association focused on WEEE in the lighting sector has been established.  EucoLight has been created to give a voice to WEEE compliance schemes that are specialised in managing the collection and recycling of lamps and luminaires.

The WEEE directive, as recast, probably has greater impact on lighting than on any other industry sector. There is probably a greater number of lamps recycled in Europe than all other types of electrical equipment. Furthermore, unlike most other items of WEEE there is no value associated with waste lamps. Most lamps are also fragile and hazardous, making them difficult to transport, and requiring specialist recycling facilities.




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