EucoLight welcomes new Member, Appliances Recycling SA

EucoLight - European association of lighting WEEE compliance schemesAppliances Recycling SA from Greece has joined EucoLight, the European association of lighting WEEE compliance schemes. This brings the total of Members to 19 plus affiliate Member, Lighting Europe.

Marc Guiraud, Secretary General of EucoLight, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Appliances Recycling SA to EucoLight and to expand our membership to Greece. I am sure that Appliances Recycling SA will bring new valuable ideas to our organization and be a helpful contributor in our aim of making the circular economy a reality for lighting products.”

Marios Intzeler, Managing Director of Appliances Recycling SA added:

“We are highly honoured and pleased to be accepted as a member to EucoLight family and we would like to express our genuine intentions and commitment to work together with the association to fulfill its goals and objectives.”

Appliances Recycling SA is a take back scheme that organises, operates and controls the collective system for Waste of Electrical and Electronic Alternative Equipment (WEEE) in Greece. This includes coordinating the collection, transportation, temporary storage, separation and treatment of WEEE. It has over 10,000 WEEE Collection points across Greece and works with over 35 transport companies.

With over 55 lighting producer Members, Appliances Recycling SA collected more than 360 tons of lamps and lighting equipment in 2017 and achievied a recovery rate of over 90%.

EucoLight Members

Amb3E (electrao) – Portugal

Ambilamp – Spain

Appliances Recycling SA – Greece

Ecolamp – Italy

Ekogaisma – Estonia

Ekolamp – Czech Republic

Ekolamp – Slovakia

Ekosij (ZEOS) – Slovenia

Electro-Coord – Hungary

ElektroEko – Poland

FLIP – Finland

Lightcycle – Germany

LightRec – Netherlands

LWF – Denmark

Recolamp – Romania

Recolight – United Kingdom

Recupel – Belgium

Récylum – France

UFH – Austria

About EucoLight

EucoLight is the voice of European WEEE compliance schemes specialised in managing the collection and recycling of WEEE lighting; working to make the circular economy a reality for lighting products. On behalf of its 19 members, EucoLight engages with everything related to the WEEE Directive, legislations and standards affecting the collection and recycling of WEEE lighting. EucoLight members collect and recycle, in aggregate, 79 % of the lamps waste collected in the 18 countries in which they operate.

Founded mid-2015, EucoLight has quickly embarked into constructive dialogue with relevant stakeholders to provide expertise in the field of management and treatment of WEEE lighting and to promote the positive role of Extended Producer Responsibility schemes on the environment and society.

For more information, visit the EucoLight website, follow EucoLight on Twitter @EucoLight or contact the Secretary General, Marc Guiraud

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