Recolight welcomes Government consultation on ‘dual use’ products

This week the Government announced a short consultation to amend the way the business WEEE system works.  The Government intends to change the classification of products sold to businesses that can be used both by consumers and businesses.  These so called “dual use” products will now...

Neil McLean

Recolight appoints new Operations Manager

Recolight, the specialist WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Operations Manager, Neil McLean. Neil has worked in the European lighting industry for the past 19 years. He joins Recolight from the Global Lighting group Havells-Sylvania, where...

Stricter sentencing guidelines for environmental offenders

The Sentencing Council has released new guidelines advising judges to hand out harsher sentences for individuals and companies convicted of environmental crimes. The guidelines will come into force on 1 July 2014. Tougher Sentences for Environmental Crimes The new guidelines do not represent a change in the...

2013 lamp recycling hits all time high

Provisional 2013 recycling figures released to WEEE schemes by the Environment Agency today show the UK lamp recycling rate increased from 39.5% in 2012 to 52.8% in 2013.  The UK luminaire rate has also improved from 0.6% in 2012 to 2% in 2013. UK to Meet...

2013 lamp recycling hits all time high

Provisional 2013 recycling figures released to WEEE schemes by the Environment Agency today show the UK lamp recycling rate increased from 39.5% in 2012 to 52.8% in 2013.  The UK luminaire rate has also improved from 0.6% in 2012 to 2% in 2013. Commenting on the...

CENELEC (The European Committee for Electronic Standardisation).

Recolight support development of lamp treatment standards

Recolight, the leading WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, is pleased to announce its involvement in creating the international draft standard for LED lighting in its role as the UK’s representative to CENELEC (The European Committee for Electronic Standardisation). Work on the draft standard began...

Recolight highlights of 2013

2013 was an important year for Recolight and for the lighting industry, which saw the recast of the WEEE Directive and its transposition into law through the revised WEEE Regulations.  I wanted to highlight some of the most exciting developments, which came towards the end...

Key changes to WEEE regulations

The new WEEE regulations were laid before parliament on 10 December 2013. Here we provide a detailed summary of the key changes that will affect the lighting industry, and those with a responsibility for collection too. Categories and scope LED light sources are moved from category 5 and into category...

The new UK WEEE Regulations

The WEEE regulations 2013 have now been laid before parliament. As expected, they contain some important changes: LED light sources (which include LED lamps and LED luminaires) are put in the same category as gas discharge lamps.  This will avoid the risk of an orphan waste...

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