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How to integrate recycled metals into lighting

Recylced metal

The use of recycled metals can have a transformative effect on a lighting company’s sustainability – and the environmental metrics of its luminaires.

This is a key area to be explored in next week’s Net Zero Lighting conference.

Tom Bull and Andy Olde of Wieland Nemco will look the potential for integrating recycled metals into the materials procurement process in the lighting industry.

Their presentation will navigate through the challenges and opportunities that manufacturers face in the quest for sustainability and achieving Net Zero targets.

The one-day conference and exhibition – organised by the Lighting Industry Association and Recolight and taking place on Thursday 2 May – will bring together a range of experts from both the lighting industry and other sectors to advise on best practice in the journey to ‘net zero’.

How can manufacturers tackle the responsibility of the carbon footprint they generate while making luminaires?

What measures can help them reduce their impact on the climate? What are the priorities, the ‘quick wins’ and real challenges?

How can we cut carbon, energy use and waste without compromising quality or customer service?

These are some of the questions that the organisers are promising to answer. Chaired by Circular Lighting Report editor Ray Molony, it will be opened by Ayça Donaghy, CEO, Lighting Industry Association. Speakers include Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight, Irene Mazzei, PhD, sustainability lead at Stoane Lighting, Bob Bohannon, head of policy and sustainability at the LIA, Andreas Adam, head of WEEE at Ledvance and Catherine Connolly, CEO of Knightsbridge.

Taran Rai, corporate sustainability manager at Epson, will share her insights and experience from that company’s net zero journey.

Other topics include low carbon packaging, solar panel installations, logistics, sustainable metrics and accreditations and the use of recycled materials.

A panel discussion will explore the potential conflict between sustainable practice and commercial realities.

The venue is 15Hatfields, on the South Bank near Waterloo, one of London’s most sustainable venues.

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Ray Molony

Recolight Report is an independent guide to the latest developments in sustainable and circular lighting. Learn about the people, products, projects and processes that are shaping our industry’s low carbon future. Plus: explainers on the latest innovations, opinion from thought leaders and video interviews with leading disruptors. Edited by lighting expert, editor and industry figure Ray Molony.