Why we are now providing luminaire compliance and recycling

A luminaire recycling rate of just 0.6% The Government’s data shows that the recycling rate for business luminaires in 2012 was just 0.6%.  What that means is that virtually all waste luminaires are either being collected through informal channels such as scrap dealers, or are going...

Lux Awards 2013

Lux Live 2013 – a reflection

In just three years LUX Live has established itself as the key UK lighting show. Each year the floor space, number of exhibitors and visitors has increased. This year we were promised a LUX Live full of content, The LUX Arena delivered, with often standing room...

The Government’s WEEE Regulations Announcement

The government has announced that it has chosen option 3 from those it was considering from the recent BIS consultation. We at Recolight realise that this will fundamentally change the household WEEE system in the UK. For one, this will eliminate the ‘must buy’ market and...

The De Minimis – WEEE compliance for small producers

The new WEEE regulations include a provision that companies selling less than 5 tonnes of lamps or luminaires, or other electrical equipment, are classed as “Small Producers”.  This de minimis clause means they do not have to join a Producer Compliance scheme in 2014.  Instead, they...

bertie bulb at lord mayors show

Bertie Bulb lighting the way at the Lord Mayor’s Show

Bertie Bulb, a low-energy light bulb on a high energy mission to recycle, will be highlighting the need to recycle low-energy light bulbs at the Lord Mayor’s Show taking place this Saturday November 9th in the City of London. Bertie Bulb is the mascot of the...

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...

Satisfaction hits record high among Recolight members

The results of Recolight’s fourth satisfaction survey have been announced. Recolight members are more satisfied with the service and benefits Recolight provides than ever before, with 97% of members surveyed saying that Recolight matches their expectations. The independent survey which was open to all members was...

Recolight welcomes strong support for WEEE reform

Recolight welcomes the strong support for major reform of the UK WEEE system following the publication of the Government’s summary of responses to the WEEE consultation. We are delighted by the very strong support for the changes to the household WEEE system, to make it fairer...

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