WEEE Compliance

Producers of lighting equipment have an opportunity to review their WEEE scheme at the end of each year. The WEEE regulations require producers to commit to membership of a scheme for a whole calendar year.  But some of the WEEE schemes used by lighting producers...

Recolight webinar summary - The specifiers role in the circular economy

The specifier’s role in the circular economy

Summary of Recolight Webinar On our webinar held on 16 September 2021, we were joined by a panel of incredible lighting professionals, with a passion for sustainability, all doing amazing things reduce our impact on the environment. Specifiers are becoming pivotal in driving the uptake of...

Nigel Harvey joins Extinction Rebellion protests

I am joining the Extinction Rebellion protests in London. I do this because all other approaches have failed. Signing petitions, lobbying MPs, changing my behaviour and encouraging others to do likewise, have all failed. The emissions keep rising. What we need is decisive Government action....

WEEE compliance - it's about more than ticking a box

WEEE Compliance is about more than ticking a box

Recolight Members recognise that WEEE compliance is about more than just ticking a box. They are actively committed to protecting the environment. Simplicity for our Producer Members and for their customers is one of the reasons why Recolight’s membership continues to grow. Why Recolight is different We...

Big changes expected to the WEEE Regulations for 2021

Big changes to the WEEE Regulations

The Government is planning to consult on updates to the WEEE Regulations later this year. They are likely to result in major changes to the system. There will be a strong focus on increasing collections, and encouraging more circular behaviour in the WEEE system. Recolight outline...

New legislation for lamps and light fittings

New lighting regulations

New UK lighting legislation is due for publication in the summer and will mirror EU legislation. The proposed UK legislation applies from 1st September and is expected to have a one month transition allowance. Lamps which cannot be placed on the market From  1st October 2021 Self-ballasted...

WEEE containing POPs must be sent to a specialist waste electricals recycler

POPs in WEEE

The plastic in most waste electricals, apart from streetlighting, contain hazardous flame retardants.  That means it is an offence to try to recycle them as scrap metal. They must be sent to a specialist waste electricals recycler. The flame retardants in question are regarded as...

WEEE and how to dispose of responsibly

How to dispose of your waste electrical & electronic items responsibly

In the UK there is an increased awareness of the need to recycle to protect our environment. Business customers are increasingly adopting corporate social responsibility and environmental policies.  This  means they will want to be confident that their waste is being disposed of correctly. Contractors...

Wholesalers and WEEE recycling

Wholesalers & benefit of offering a WEEE recycling service

An increased awareness of the need to recycle to protect our environment has seen many businesses adopting corporate social responsibility and environmental policies. This means they will want to be confident that their waste is being disposed of correctly. Electrical distributors and wholesalers who can demonstrate...

Wholesalers must provide an instore takeback service

WEEE: mandatory takeback requirements for wholesalers

From the beginning of January 2021, most wholesalers and retailers selling new electrical products that could be used by consumers (and that includes virtually all lamps) must provide an instore takeback service, when they sell new products. The Distributor Takeback Scheme (DTS) used to allow distributors...

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