Extending the life of luminaires
The need to no longer see luminaires as a single life product has been widely discussed in the Recolight Webinar series. It is encouraging to see that progress is being made, and that lighting is becoming part of the circular economy.
This webinar introduces three initiatives intended to extend the life of luminaires
- Upgrading existing fittings. (The Regen Initiative)
- Avoiding the disposal of unsold stock (New Recolight service)
- Diverting waste fittings for remanufacture and resale (New Recolight service)
We hear from:
Defra’s plans for encouraging and incentivising reuse for a Circular Economy.
Graeme Vickery, Senior Policy Officer, Producer Responsibility and Product Regulation at Defra
Compliance considerations for reuse of luminaires
Tom Ruddell, Circular Design Engineer at Egg Lighting
Launch of Recolight’s new services
Recolight is under a legal obligation to prioritise reuse over recycling. These new services help to fulfil that obligation:
- Used lighting – The reuse/remanufacture of used lighting
- Surplus new lighting – Putting unsold new lighting equipment into service
Nigel Harvey, CEO, Recolight
Francesca Cameron, Collections Development and Membership Coordinator, Recolight
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Nigel HarveyChief Executive at Recolight
Nigel Harvey joined Recolight as Chief Executive and Company Secretary in 2009. Since he took the helm, Recolight has tripled its producer membership and has now recycled over 1/3 billion waste lamps. A passionate environmentalist, Nigel is very active in both the lighting and WEEE sectors:
• Chair of the UK’s WEEE Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS) trade association, the WEEE Scheme Forum (WSF) since 2011, and a director of WSF Ltd since 2013.
• Nominated as a PCS guest to attend meetings of the Joint Trade Association (JTA) which works with producer trade associations including the LIA, to obtain a fair UK WEEE system.
• Founder director of EucoLight, the European Trade Association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes, and was EucoLight Vice President 2017 – 2019.
• Member of the BSI committee that reviews WEEE standards.
• Instrumental in drawing attention to the scale of non-compliant product sold through online marketplaces.
Nigel has published over 80 articles on both WEEE and lighting over the last five years. He was voted Lux Magazine’s first ever Person of the Year in 2012 and has been named as one the UK’s 100 most influential people in the waste/resources industry every year for the last six years.
Ray MolonyHead of content for Build Back Better Award
Ray is an award-winning technical journalist and a highly experienced event organiser, chairperson, webinar host and public speaker.
He contributes regularly to websites, magazines and corporate websites.
Ray is head of content for Build Back Better Awards; an exciting new initiative to champion and celebrate innovation in the built environment.
Ray was one of the co-founders of Revo Media Partners back in 2010, and its managing director. Brands included the highly successful LuxLive exhibition, Lux magazine, Lux Review, the Lux Awards, Lighting magazine, the Lighting Design Awards, LuxLive Middle East and Lightspace California.
Simon FisherFounder & Director of F Mark
With experience spanning all market sectors, Simon Fisher is a prolific and globally renowned product designer. He is the Founder and Director of F Mark, a design consultancy specialising in the design, development and engineering of lighting products and associated systems.
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Simon has created an award-winning portfolio of work, where sustainable strategies and circular solutions are at the heart of every product development undertaken.
Simon is a Fellow of the Society of Light and Lighting and currently holds positions on various technical committees dedicated to creating new legislation relating to sustainable design and the circular economy
Tom RuddellLead Remanufacture Engineer at EGG Lighting
Tom is the Lead Remanufacture Engineer at EGG Lighting in Glasgow and has been heavily involved in developing the company’s groundbreaking remanufacture program.
Tom graduated as an integrated design engineer (MEng) from the University of Bath, where his interest in remanufacture culminated in prototyping an autonomous textile repair system. Having worked in automotive design, R&D consultancy and a sustainability start-up aiming to eradicate microplastic pollution, Tom is a multidisciplinary problem solver and listed inventor with an industry-agnostic mindset.
Having been focussed on sustainability since a childhood fascination with renewable energy, he believes that the lighting industry can put circularity at the heart of every building in the world.
EGG Lighting see circularity as a core part of the company’s business model and have worked alongside local and national organisations such as Zero Waste Scotland, Circular Glasgow, the Scottish Institute for Remanufacture and Innovate UK. EGG Lighting was recently awarded the Build Back Better “Gold Green” award for their Remanufacturing process and kicked off the development of a lighting-specific remanufacture standard with the BSi.