Record year for WEEE compliance Member growth

Recolight has seen that fastest member growth in 2015 since the start of operations. We were also the fastest growing PCS scheme in the UK in 2015. At the end of each year a few members leave our scheme as they no longer need compliance. We...

Recolight – celebrating a decade of success

Autumn 2015 marked Recolight’s 10 year anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, I wanted to reflect on Recolight’s history alongside the evolution of the lighting industry and WEEE regulations. Starting out For us, it began in 2005, when Recolight was founded by GE Lighting, Havells Sylvania, Osram...

EucoLight, European association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes

EucoLight – influencing the WEEE lighting agenda in Europe

Recolight is a founder member of EucoLight, a new European trade association focused on WEEE in the lighting sector.  EucoLight already has members from 15 different Member States right across the EU.  The organisation has been created to give a voice to lighting WEEE compliance...

Dual use WEEE lighting classification explained at LIA Technical Forum

Presenting to the LIA Technical Forum The LIA Technical Forum, held twice a year near Stratford-upon-Avon, is always a very useful event.  Attendees receive timely updates on many aspects of standardisation, legislation and technology changes as they affect the lighting industry.  So I was particularly pleased...

Recolight member

Membership of the Recolight WEEE compliance scheme

I am very pleased that Recolight membership continues to grow.  20 new members have joined us in 2015, and our total membership now stands at 155.  As the leading lighting WEEE compliance scheme, there are many reasons why producers join us: Unique charging method Our unique per...

National lamp recycling target likely to increase

The Government has consulted on the national targets for household WEEE recycling, including the target for waste lamp recycling.  In 2014, the national target was 830 tonnes.  However, in its consultation, the Government has proposed increasing the target in 2015 to 2680 tonnes.  This is...

Changes in classification of lighting equipment as B2B or B2C

The Government has now updated its guidance on how Producers should decide if products are classified as Household (B2C),or Non-Household (B2B) under the WEEE regulations. Recolight has provided further guidance to its members. The change has implications for lighting producers. For luminaire producers, some products will fall out...

Dual Use – for a fairer WEEE system

The Government has announced that it intends to implement ‘dual use’ in WEEE recycling.  The key change will be to classify products likely to be used by both businesses and consumers as household. The effect of this change is to further improve the WEEE legislation,...

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