The lighting industry and the Circular Economy
Much is being published promoting Circular Economy principles of greater resource efficiency, but how does this impact the lighting industry? The model calls for reduction of waste, increasing the useful life of products, reusing and recycling more, and reducing reliance on virgin raw materials. Our old linear economy of take, make and dispose is becoming unsustainable.
New European product standards are now being considered which will make many of these requirements mandatory. These are likely to apply to UK lighting manufacturers which sell products in Europe.
Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight will deliver two presentations in February to provide greater insight into this approach. He will explain how the Lighting Industry can benefit from the adoption of Circular Economy principles before they become mandatory.
The LIA holds regular events for its members, Lighting Manufacturers. The Technical Forums are an opportunity meet industry experts and hear from leading lighting specialists about all aspects affecting production of lighting.
The theme for this conference is How to thrive in a disrupted market and is aimed at lighting designers and manufactures.
Recolight are delighted to be invited to both conferences to share our knowledge of the Circular Economy. As a member of EucoLight, the European association for WEEE compliance schemes, Recolight have a voice in the EU, and are therefore able to work on behalf of compliance scheme members to ensure EU regulation is right for the lighting industry.