THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY & SUSTAINABILITY

Recolight commitment to Circular Economy and Sustainability

For several years, Recolight has worked with the lighting industry to drive the adoption of circular economy principles. As a result, during 2022, the company has launched key initiatives to provide information, practical guidance, and services to help companies transition to a circular economy.

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY WEBINARS

Recolight regularly runs circular economy webinars to bring together experts from across the lighting industry. Free to all, they cover legislation for the circular economy, product design, and support the industry to be more sustainable.

Fourteen webinars have been hosted to date, with 50 presenters, over 3000 attendances by 1100 different people, and a further 3200 listening to the recordings. They have therefore brought tangible leadership to this vital topic and as a result, helped build consensus on the need to act right through the supply chain.

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Recolight Circular Economy Webinars

CIRCULAR LIGHTING LIVE

Circular Lighting Live is the UK’s first major in-person event dedicated to sustainable lighting. It will take place on 22 September 22, at the Cavendish Centre, London.

Established by Ray Molony, and Recolight, the event is a vital step on the industry’s journey to a low carbon, circular economy.

To understand this new landscape, the conference brings together  leading experts, specifiers and policy makers to share their insights into forthcoming standards and legislation, emerging technologies and new business models.

RECOLIGHT RE-USE SERVICE

Avoiding unnecessary recycling for lighting

The need to no longer see luminaires as a single life product has been widely discussed in the Recolight Webinar series. At Recolight, we recycle, but as we move towards a Circular Economy model, recycling is not always the best solution.

Recolight is under a legal obligation to prioritise re-use over recycling, so we need to facilitate and encourage re-use.

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TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Lighting product design for a Circular Economy

A series of Recolight workshops to help manufacturers embed Circular Economy principles in the design of lighting products.

These are one day in-person workshops which provide practical guidance on circular design issues including design for long and extended use, upgradeability and repairability, replaceability, choice of materials, use of recycled raw materials, and design for recovery.

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WORKSHOP Lighting product design for a circular economy

NET ZERO CARBON COMMITMENT

Recolight commits to net zero by 2030

Recolight have committed to be net zero carbon by 2030. We aim to reach this ambitious goal by addressing logistics, recycling, and other operational activities, without using carbon offsets. This commitment covers scopes 1,2 and 3.

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY RESOURCE CENTRE

Links to Circular Economy resources

A number of tools and services are being developed to facilitate the  transformation to a
Circular Economy for lighting. These have been widely discussed on the Recolight Webinar Series.

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Circular Lighting Report edited by Ray Molony

Circular Lighting Report

Circular Lighting Report is the industry’s online hub for all sustainability matters, edited by Ray Molony.

It brings together sustainability news, interviews, and updates from across the lighting industry.

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