WEEE INFORMATION

All you need to know about the WEEE Regulations – what they are and what they do.

Learn about Recolight’s commitment to sustainability and the circular economy, read about the Recolight recycling process, document  downloads, and useful links.

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THE WEEE REGULATIONS

Reuse and recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment – WEEE

The WEEE Regulations were introduced to the UK in 2007. Their purpose is to make sure Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE) is recycled; keeping this harmful waste stream from landfill.

The Government is required to review the regulations, with updates implemented in 2014 and 2019.

Find out more about the evolution of WEEE regulations since they were first introduced to the UK.

  • What is covered by the UK WEEE directives, which lamps are in scope and who is responsible?
  • Who do the WEEE regulations affect, and what are they for?
  • What is required to be compliant with the WEEE regulations, as a lighting producer.
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THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY & SUSTAINABILITY

Transformation to a circular economy is increasingly being seen as an essential requirement for manufacturing businesses. This will become ever more important as demand for resources rises, and energy costs increase.

Recolight is more that just a WEEE Compliance Scheme. We act as an enabler and influencer; challenging and supporting the Lighting Industry to be more sustainable.

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The Circular Economy of Lighting

LIGHTING IN SCOPE OF WEEE REGULATIONS

All lighting in scope of the WEEE regulations is covered by the Recolight compliance scheme: providing an integrated WEEE compliance service for Lighting Producers and a complete recycling service for

   all GDLs
  LEDS
  Light fittings for business and household use
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HOW WE RECYCLE

The Recolight recycling process  for luminaires, GDL and LED lamps

Find out more about how Recolight operates to deliver reliable and environmentally sound solutions for luminaire and lamp recycling, Plus:
  Our outstanding recovery rate
  How lighting products are recycled
  The future of lamp recycling
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DUAL USE CLASSIFICATION

OF WEEE LIGHTING EQUIPMENT AS B2B OR B2C

Government guidance on how Producers should decide if products are classified as Household (B2C), or Non-Household (B2B).

Previously the approach to classification as B2B or B2C was largely based upon the route to market – sales through retailers were B2C, and other channels were B2B. That has now changed. Producers should now use the nature of the product as the basis for the decision.

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WEEE & EEE GLOSSARY

The WEEE Regulations use terms not widely familiar to lighting.

AATF, Put On Market, Producer! what do the all mean?

Fear not, we have a jargon buster to explain all.

GLOSSARY
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WEEE FAQs

The sections in our website for Compliance and Collections have a wealth of information, but if you’ve questions like:

  • Who do the Regulations affect?
  • How does Recolight’s compliance scheme work?
  • Who is responsible for enforcing the WEEE Regulations?

Head to our FAQs to find the answer,

WEEE FAQs

USEFUL LINKS & DOWNLOADS

Links to government department pages and Associations of benefit to the Lighting Industry, key lighting news sites and documents downloads for Recolight and Environment Agency.

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