LIA and Recolight Announce Net Zero Lighting Conference
How to sustainably manufacture lighting equipment
Organised by the LIA and Recolight
15Hatfields Conference Centre, London
Thursday 2 May 2024
The LIA and Recolight are delighted to be collaborating on the Net Zero Lighting Conference 2024, taking place on 2nd May in London. The agenda highlights net zero focused manufacturing practices within the lighting industry which covers: strategy, materials, energy, packaging, and best practice delivered from a variety of key players and experts in the industry.
The day will kick off with a welcome from Ayça Donaghy, CEO of The Lighting Industry Association, followed by an assessment of lessons learned and successes in minimising carbon footprint in their own organisation by Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight.
The conference places emphasis on the practical steps that lighting manufacturers can take to reduce the carbon emissions of all parts of their operations to contribute to the low carbon economy. The two organisations have come together to organise this conference in recognition of the vital importance of this topic to our industry, drawing upon their combined expertise.
Commenting on the news Ayça Donaghy, The LIA CEO said
“The LIA are pleased to announce our collaboration with Recolight as we collectively drive the industry to achieve Net Zero. The move to a net zero economy is no longer an option, it is an imperative. Specifiers and customers are increasingly demanding substantiated proof of green claims, be they embodied carbon, circular economy capability or wider life cycle assessment. Governments will not be far behind. Manufacturers need clear routes to follow, expert help and cross industry coordination. Now is the time to move from speeches to action, where auditing carbon becomes as second nature and as comparable as our audited financial accounts. What you can measure you can manage. Net zero is our responsibility.”
And Nigel Harvey, Recolight CEO added
“2023 was the hottest year ever recorded – we all know that the climate crisis is the defining issue of our generation. Every organisation needs to be working towards net zero. But the challenge is significant. Recolight are delighted to team up with the LIA to help our industry get to grips with this vitally important task.”
By joining forces on this issue, the LIA and Recolight will help the members of both organisations and the wider industry as they seek to fully decarbonise.
We invite the lighting manufacturing industry to join us at the Net Zero Lighting Conference 2024 for a day of learning and practical strategies to push the lighting industry towards a sustainable and environmentally conscious future.
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Recolight is the leading UK WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, taking on responsibility for its members’ WEEE compliance, giving their customers access to the UK’s most comprehensive free lamp collection and recycling service, and helping to ensure that as many lamps as possible are kept out of landfill.
Recolight’s comprehensive offering makes it the preferred WEEE scheme for the lighting industry, setting the standard for the sector. It is the only WEEE compliance scheme in the UK to provide integrated Lamp and Luminaire collection and recycling. It has the biggest UK-wide network of collection points for all WEEE lighting. As a result, since its founding in 2007, Recolight has funded the recycling of over 370 million lamps, LEDs and luminaires, more than all other UK WEEE schemes put together.
Recycling isn’t always the best solution, Recolight go beyond recycling.
Working with the lighting industry, Recolight offer support and services to help their Producer Members transition to a Circular Economy. With a Re-Use Service, workshops, webinars, Circular Lighting report, and Circular Lighting Live, Recolight is the Compliance Scheme that gives much more.