Recolight: record growth for WEEE Compliance

Recolight announce record new member growth for WEEE compliance

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 supply 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.

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About Recolight

Recolight is the leading UK WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, taking on responsibility for its members’ WEEE compliance, giving their customers access to the UK’s most comprehensive free lamp collection and recycling service, and helping to ensure that as many lamps as possible are kept out of landfill.

Recolight’s comprehensive offering makes it the preferred WEEE scheme for the lighting industry, setting the standard for the sector. It is the only WEEE compliance scheme in the UK to provide integrated Lamp and Luminaire collection and recycling. It has the biggest UK-wide network of collection points for all WEEE lighting. As a result, since its founding in 2007, Recolight has funded the recycling of over 333 million lamps, LEDs and luminaires, more than all other UK WEEE schemes put together.

visit the Recolight website www.recolight.co.uk or follow Recolight on Twitter @Recolight

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About Recolight

We were established by the UK lighting industry in 2005 primarily for the purpose of operating a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance Scheme on behalf of lamp producers in the UK.
Our operating model is based upon one developed by the European Lamp Companies Federation (ELC) - a European Trade Association for lamp manufacturers - although the implementation is different in each country, reflecting the different national implementations of the WEEE Directive EC2002/94

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