CONFERENCE – Lighting & the Circular Economy


Recolight have taken the decision to postpone our conference which was planned for 22 October.

We may host an event next year when it would be safer for all to meet.

We are hosting a series of Webinars this year, looking at the topics that were planned for the conference


A Recolight Conference to discuss the ways that the lighting industry can shift successfully towards a Circular Economy, engaging the principles of reduce, re-use, recycle for lighting products.

Why this is important 

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Transformation to a circular economy is increasingly being seen as essential if manufacturing is to be sustainable.  This will become ever more important as demand for resources rises, and energy costs increase.

With changes to legislation, lighting producers should start considering how some of the principles might be included in the products they design and manufacture.  The earlier companies start, the more likely they are to be able to meet/exceed the new requirements. Those companies that have embraced a circular approach are likely to be more competitive.

An agenda to cover all aspects of the Circular Economy

The Recolight team have worked with Ray Molony, John Bullock, Simon Fisher and our Producer Members to create an agenda to cover all aspects of the Circular Economy for lighting.

The conference will be introduced and chaired by Ray Molony.

  • We start the day by introducing the Circular Economy, learning about the opportunities and the recyclers perspective.
  • Defra, LightingEurope and Recolight will cover legislation; what you need to do now and future legislation for UK and the EU.
  • John Bullock of The Light Review will challenge you all to be more sustainable.
  • The afternoon  starts with an end user panel discussion led by Ray Molony
  • We finish by hearing from Lighting Designers and Lighting Producers who have adopted Circular Economy principles in their product design.

Who should attend

The conference agenda has been designed for the lighting industry and end users.


DATE: Thursday 22 October

TIME: 9:30 for registration, 10:00 start, 16:20 close


COST: Free to Recolight Producer Members,
£75 for all other attendees

Supported by the Lighting Industry Association

Chaired by Ray Molony

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To discourage air travel, this event will be live streamed.
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9:30-10:00         Registration and coffee

10:00-10:10       Introduction from Ray Molony

10:10-11:10     Setting the scene

Size, barriers and opportunities
Owain Griffiths, Business Director, Oakdene Hollins

Sky: Adopting Circular Economy principles in consumer electronics
Bill Skeates, Senior Compliance & Sustainability Manager, Sky

The recyclers experience; the challenges of recycling electrical products
Russell Hirst, Managing Director, Wiser Environment Ltd

Panel Q & A

11:10-12:10      Legislation

Overview of Defra’s strategic aims for a circular economy
Maya de Souza,  Head of Circular Economy Policy & International Engagement Team, Defra

How EU laws and policies on sustainability are impacting lighting products
Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General, LightingEurope

Impacts of the Waste Directive, WEEE, waste packaging and battery legislation
Nigel Harvey, CEO Recolight

Panel Q & A

12:10-12:30      Challenging the lighting industry to be more sustainable
                                John Bullock – The Light Review

12:30-13:30     Lunch

13:30-14:15     End user and other perspectives

The EU Repro Light Project – our promise to the future
Helen Loomes, Business Development Director, Trilux

The ReLit project
Michael Grubb, Creative Director of Michael Grubb Studio

Panel Q & A

14:15-14:45    The end user’s perspective: A panel discussion chaired by Ray Molony  with:

  • Peter Fordham, Electrical Engineering Manager, Sainsbury’s,
  • Russell Sweeting White, Network Rail,
  • Daphne De Leener, Sustainability Consultant , Guys & St Thomas NHS Trust
  • Chris Barnes, Maintenance and energy manager, Southbank University, 
  • Marcus Steffan of MS Lighting Design

14:45-15:00    Coffee break

15:00-16:15     Producer perspective

Consume less, waste less. A journey of discovery: the process of working with Feilo Sylvania
Simon Fisher, Director, F Mark Ltd

Innovation, sustainability & the circular economy
Richard Garrett, Marketing Manager, Signify

The use of sustainable raw materials based on renewable resources
Lukas Platt, Sales & Marketing, Elkamet and Russell Parr, Sales & Marketing Director, Primelight

Upcycling obsolete luminaires by integrating future proof lighting solutions
Andrew Nixon, Design Director, Gamma Illumination

Panel Q & A

16:20               Close –  Nigel Harvey, CEO Recolight


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