Circular Economy legislation and the lighting industry The essential update
A Recolight webinar looking at luminaire design and the regulations you need to know for 2021
Luminaire design is set to undergo a major upheaval in 2021 due to key legislation including the Eco Design regulations and the Environment Bill. The rules look set to fundamentally change the way we design and manufacture light fittings. In this unmissable webinar, we update you on the rules you need to know about and their implications.
Ray Molony, Head of Content, Build Back Better Awards
An overview of the upcoming consultation on the review of the WEEE Regulations
Matt Stocks, Policy Adviser, WEEE Regulations, Product Regulation, and Producer Responsibility Team Defra
The Environment Bill and implementing circular economy principles in legislation
James Butterworth, Senior Policy Officer, Circular Economy Team, Defra
EU Sustainability Policies and Eco design requirements
Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General, LightingEurope
Latest developments from Brussels – EU policies and rules that will deliver the EU’s commitment to the circular economy and sustainable products.
How LightingEurope expects the lighting sector will be impacted.
Reminder of the mandatory requirements in the new Eco design rules for lighting.
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Ourania GeorgoutsakouSecretary General LightingEurope
Ourania Georgoutsakou is the Secretary General of LightingEurope, the voice of the lighting industry. Based in Brussels the organisation represents 33 companies and national associations who together account for over 1,000 European companies, a total European workforce of over 100,000 people and an annual turnover exceeding 20 billion euro.
Ourania joined LightingEurope in April 2017 and is responsible for LightingEurope’s strategy and impact. Her role is to represent Europe’s lighting industry in the Brussels’ political arena, liaise with industry executives and manage the association’s operations.
She has over 15-years’ experience of advocating for membership associations, previously working as Director of Public Policy in Europe for SEMI, the global trade association representing the manufacturing supply chain for the semiconductor and related industries. She spent the first 10 years of her career as Senior Policy Coordinator with the Assembly of European Regions in Strasbourg and in Brussels, where she worked directly with elected regional politicians to help shape and implement EU policies.
During her career Ourania has worked on multiple policy areas, from the EU Lisbon Treaty to the EU Services Directive and from health and social policy to environmental rules and e-innovation. Ourania holds degrees in European Law and Policy-Making.
Ray MolonyHead of content for Build Back Better Award
An award-winning technical journalist and a highly experienced event organiser, chairperson, webinar host and public speaker.
Ray Molony is the editor of the Circular Lighting Report, a Recolight initiative to inform the market of developments in sustainability in the industry. He’s also head of content at the Build Back Better Awards, an initiative to celebrate and reward environmental leadership, innovation, creativity and social purpose in the built environment, and the editor of Designing Lighting Global, a magazine for designers. He was co-founder of Lux magazine and the LuxLive exhibition. He’s also the award-winning author of the acclaimed book, Light: Re-Interpreting Architecture (Rotovision, 2014) which was translated into many languages. He studied engineering at Dublin City University.
Nigel HarveyChief Executive at Recolight
Nigel has worked in the Product Compliance Industry since 1990 in a variety of senior management roles covering marketing, business development, and operational management. Nigel joined Recolight as Chief Executive and Company Secretary in 2009. He is very active in both the lighting and WEEE sectors:
• Chair of the UK’s WEEE compliance scheme 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. Has supported the JTA in the preparation of the proposals to operate the WEEE compliance fee which have been chosen by Defra in 7 of the last 8 years.
• Elected as a Director of EucoLight, the European trade association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes in 2015. Elected Vice President of EucoLight in 2017.
• Member of two BSI committees that include the review of WEEE treatment standards, and the development of a code of practice for the remanufacture of lighting equipment.
Nigel has published over 40 articles on WEEE and lighting over the last four years. He was named the first ever Lux Magazine Person of the year in 2012 and has been listed as one the UK’s 100 most influential people in the waste/resources industry for several years. He is also a climate activist.
Matthew StocksPolicy Adviser - Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations - DEFRA
Matthew is a Civil servant (policy) in the Resources and Waste Division at Defra with a passion for the environment and encouraging more people to reduce, reuse and recycle! I have experience of advising and briefing ministers, engaging with stakeholders and developing policies and legislation to improve the UK’s resources and waste sector.
His high profile work has included negotiating the EU Ecodesign Regulations in Brussels to make sure products are designed to be more sustainable, developing clauses in the Environment Bill and leading on the forthcoming review of the UK’s WEEE Regulations to make sure we have the systems in place to ensure more electronic waste is properly collected and treated.