Nigel Harvey

Nigel has worked in the Product Compliance Industry since 1990 in a variety of senior management roles covering marketing, business development, and operational management. Nigel joined Recolight as Chief Executive and Company Secretary in 2009. He is very active in both the lighting and WEEE sector.

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Recolight: disturbing news on scale of WEEE non-compliance

Disturbing EU-wide scale of WEEE non-compliance through online marketplaces The results of a multi-national study into non-compliance of product sold through online marketplaces were revealed at a workshop hosted in Brussels on 6 November by EucoLight. EucoLight, the European Association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes, undertook a study of over 4200 products made available for …

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Recolight CEO Nigel Harvey explains his principled stand for action on the climate emergency

As soon as I heard that my good friend Nigel Harvey had been arrested at the Extinction Rebellion event in Trafalgar Square on Monday (7 October 2019) I wanted to get his side of the story. This is what he had to say: “I was arrested on Monday afternoon, for alleged wilful obstruction of the …

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Recycling isn’t always the right answer

It might seem strange for the CEO of a recycling scheme to argue that recycling is not always the right approach.  But to achieve the best environmental outcome for a more circular economy, reducing the amount of waste, and re-using equipment already in service, should both be prioritised over recycling.  Reducing and re-use both retain …

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The net is closing-in for online non-compliance

A new EU regulation[1] means that online fulfilment houses will be required to take responsibility for compliance documentation, if there is no appointed manufacturers’ representative. The new compliance and enforcement regulation The “Regulation on market surveillance and compliance of products” requires companies to appoint an economic operator in the EU.  The economic operator must verify …

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Recolight looks forward to new WEEE System

At an event to mark the 12th anniversary of the commencement of the WEEE regulations in the UK, Recolight CEO Nigel Harvey took the opportunity to recommend changes to the system. “Over the last three years, there has been a material decline in the tonnage of waste lamps collected in the UK, along with other …

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Recolight: A WEEE update for lighting

Good things are happening with the WEEE regulations, all contributing to a fairer and more sustainable system.  Nigel Harvey of Recolight highlights those changes of relevance to lighting.  New lighting products included in WEEE The WEEE regulations moved to an “open scope” in January 2019. This means that, virtually all electrical and electronic products need …

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Recolight: 2019 Eucolight Conference adopts positions on eco-modulation and online non-compliance

High on the agenda for the EucoLight annual conference in April were non-compliance of product sold through online marketplaces, impact of open scope and eco-modulation of WEEE fees. The 4th EucoLight annual conference held this year in Copenhagen was attended by 70 delegates from 19 lighting WEEE compliance schemes. External speakers providing additional  insight and …

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