The regulations you need to know for 2021_Luminare design_A Recolight Webinar 30 march

Circular Economy legislation and the lighting industry The essential update

Circular Economy_The regulatons you need to know for 2021_Recolight Webinar REPLAY

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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30 Mar 2021


  • Ourania Georgoutsakou
    Ourania Georgoutsakou
    Secretary 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 Molony
    Ray Molony
    Head 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.

  • Nigel Harvey
    Nigel Harvey
    Chief 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.

  • Matthew Stocks
    Matthew Stocks
    Policy 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.

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