Recolight has recycled more lighting than all UK compliance schemes

The Recolight WEEE compliance scheme takes on the lighting producers WEEE responsibility and recycles all WEEE lighting. Some compliance schemes don’t provide a recycling service for their members and their customers, they simply buy certificates from recyclers. Recolight is unique – a free recycling service is offered...

The LUX Awards for lighting

The LUX Awards for lighting are now in their 6th year, and have fast become the event of the year for the lighting industry. With 1000 attending, it’s a huge event! Categories range from lighting projects to lighting products – but there’s also one up for...

challenges of recycling LED lamps

The rapid change from fluorescent to LED is yet to impact the recycling sector. When it does, the sector faces considerable challenges. Fluorescent lamp recycling today produces high recovery rates. The number of different materials used is relatively small and recycling yields 80-90% of materials. The...

Household luminaire producers – get ready for WEEE compliance

From the beginning of January 2019, household luminaires come into scope of the UK’s WEEE regulations.  That means manufacturers, importers, and own branders of domestic light fittings will need to take various steps to comply. That includes putting the crossed wheelie bin symbol on the product...

UK on track to meet 2017 WEEE lamp collection target

The Q2 WEEEE collection data has been published by the Environment Agency today, 1 September. The Q1 & Q2 total for WEEE lamps collections is 3002 tonnes. In addition to this, 140 of non-obligated waste has also been recorded. Non-obligated waste is that which is treated directly through...

storing and handling waste batteries

Why waste batteries must be handled with great care

Provided batteries have not been exposed to physical or electrical abuse and are treated with appropriate respect, they are usually safe to store and handle. However, batteries do pose several serious risks including fire, explosion, chemical and heat burns, poisoning, serious electric shock and dangers...

WEEE compliance – why lamp recycling should be free for end users

The WEEE regulations require producers of electrical equipment to take responsibility for recycling their products at the end of life. This is known as Extended Producer Responsibility. Since the early 1990's Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has proven to be a vital tool in increasing recycling rates....

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