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.