Lighting & the Circular Economy – Moving towards a sustainable industry
The third Recolight webinar in our Lighting & the Circular Economy series, held on 15 September,2020, looks at the next steps required for the lighting industry to move towards a Circular Economy. This will follow on from the conversation of our first two webinars.
In the first webinar Defra, Lighting Europe, and Recolight presented new regulations & standards for lighting. In the second we were joined by the lighting industry who challenged us to be more sustainable and presented solutions to enable this. Links to the recordings for the first two webinars are at the bottom of the page.
Introducing and chairing the Webinar is Ray Molony.
“It’s vital that the industry has a meaningful dialogue with its customers and other stakeholders about how we play our role in fixing our wounded planet. Inevitably, there will be extra costs associated with sustainable and circular economy measures, and we need to address these honestly and holistically.”
Ray Molony, online editor LuxReview
Helen Loomes, Business Development Director, Trilux Lighting , presents Repro-light; a European research project that aims to support the European lighting industry in moving towards a more sustainable and competitive future.
Michael Grubb, Creative Director of the Michael Grubb Studio , shares the success of his studio’s Re:lit project. A project that since 2014 has taken perfectly fine lighting equipment that would be sent to landfill and put them in a new environment to be used.
Owain Griffiths is Head of Circular Economy Strategy at Oakdene Hollins . They support organisations and policy makers transitioning to a circular economy. He discusses the size, barriers, and opportunities to deploying a Circular Economy model.
The Circular Economy model is just one enabler of Sky’s business goal to be carbon zero by 2030. William Skeates, Senior Compliance and Sustainability Manager at Sky shares their sustainability governance & objectives.
The Webinar concludes with a panel discussion addressing the end user; their expectations, requirements, and how the lighting industry should position themselves with a Circular Economy model. Ray is joined by Peter Fordham, Electrical Engineering Design Manager, Sainsbury’s, and Marcus Steffan of MS Lighting Design.