Recolight press release – record new member growth for WEEE compliance _ Jan 2021
During 2020, a total of 18 companies joined the Recolight WEEE scheme. And from the beginning of 2021, another three companies have transferred to Recolight from other schemes.
The three companies transferring their compliance to Recolight from January are ZG Lighting UK, who supplies brands which include THORNeco and acdc. Ark Lighting, a manufacturer of external lighting, and Serious Brands, a manufacturer of precision reading lights.
“We are delighted that a total of 18 new Members have joined the Recolight WEEE compliance scheme over the last year. We pride ourselves on giving the customers of all our members the most comprehensive lamp and luminaire collection and recycling service. We very much look forward to supporting them and their customers to maximise the recycling of lighting equipment.” Nigel Harvey, Recolight CEO.
Recolight go beyond the strict legal obligations of the WEEE Regulations by providing a recycling service for all business lamps and luminaires in scope. The service is free for Recolight’s Producer Members and their customers.
Recolight do not ask for proof of payment for business luminaire installations that generate waste for collection and recycling. They simply ask the relevant Member to verify that the company asking for the collection is a customer. This approach ensures that the collection process operates in a smooth way, making it easier for the customers of Recolight Members.
To date, Recolight has funded the recycling of over 333 million lamps and light fittings. This is more than all other UK WEEE compliance schemes combined. This has been made possible by the commitment of our Lighting Producer Members, and we welcome our new Members to the scheme; helping to drive up recycling of WEEE lighting.