Webinar Replay | Lighting & the Circular Economy
How the lighting sector can reduce its environmental impact
The second Lighting and the Circular Economy webinar, organised by Recolight, was held on 14 July 2020. Speakers challenged the industry to set ambitious goals and explore how innovative product design can have a positive impact on sustainability.
Ray Molony, Online editor of Lux Review, introduced the webinar with a summary of key points learnt from the one held in May. We then heard from environmental campaigner and lighting designer John Bullock of The Light Review who challenged the industry to commit to dramatically reducing its environmental impact.
With product design at the heart of the Circular Economy, luminaire designer Simon Fisher, Director, F Mark Ltd, discussed practical considerations needed to design and manufacture products.
Richard Garrett, Marketing Manager, Signify, outlined Innovation, sustainability & the circular economy; sharing the steps the company is taking to become carbon neutral. Next up was Zoltan Pilter, Regulatory Affairs Manager, TUNGSRAM Group who presented sustainable lighting solutions and challenges.
Russell Parr of Primelight and Torsten Werner of extrusion specialist Elkamet discussed the use of sustainable raw materials based on renewable resources. This highlighted the scale of the problem and, more importantly, proposed some viable alternatives to oil based plastics.
Webinar recording and slide pack
Why this Webinar is important to our panel
“As a manufacturer and supplier of the Lighting Industry it is important for us to present new possibilities for product developments together with our customers. The circular economy at the same time gives us the chance to do something for the environment and promote renewable resources as an alternative to established raw materials.”
Torsten Werner, Sales Manager, Elkamet
“Sustainability is a mega trend that will transform all industries over the coming 3-5 years. I feel the lighting industry is already having some fantastic conversations on the subject and I’m really looking forward to this webinar to see how further forward we can move this discussion. Innovation isn’t just about new products and services, it’s about innovation of thought, innovation of business strategy and innovation of business growth. Understanding the nuances of sustainability for our industry is key and I believe this webinar will help us all take the next steps towards this.”
Richard Garrett, Marketing Manager, Signify
“We’re being asked to imagine a New Normal. There’s no time like the Present to think again about the way that we do things. In fact – there is ONLY the Present, because in the Future it will be too late.”
John Bullock, The Light Review
“It’s vital that the industry has this conversation now if it’s to address its responsibility to the wider world. For too long the sector has been a rule-taker. These webinars can help us come up with a strategy that’s built from the bottom up.”
Ray Molony, Online editor – Lux Review
“This webinar will provide a thought provoking insight as to how to make your company, strategy, products, processes and outlook more sustainable and ready to embrace growth towards a circular economy”
Simon Fisher, Director, F Mark Ltd
Join us on Tuesday 15 September for the third webinar in the Recolight Circular Economy series.
Missed the first Recolight Webinar?
The first Recolight Webinar focused on what you need to know about new regulations & standards that will change lighting.
We heard from Defra, Lighting Europe, and Recolight. Ray Molony of Lux Review concluded with a summary of action taken by the industry to develop sustainable products.
You can listen to a replay, download the slides, and read a summary.