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Martin de Jager Appointed Chair Of Recolight Board Of Directors

Recolight board of directorRecolight, the leading UK WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair.

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2018 Conference Reconfirms EucoLight Commitment To Making The Circular Economy A Reality For Lighting

EucoLight Confernece 201818 lighting WEEE compliance schemes meet for EucoLight annual conference

The third EucoLight Conference at Sassenheim, the Netherlands, gathered 70 delegates from the community of producers’ responsibility organisations for lighting. 

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Recolight Welcomes Government Decision On 2018 WEEE Lamp Collection Target

UK collection of waste lampRecolight, the UK’s leading lighting WEEE compliance scheme has today welcomed Defra’s announcement of the 2018 national target for waste lamp recycling.

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Recolight Criticises Environment Agency WEEE Charging Announcement

Recolight, the leading WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, has criticised a decision by the Environment Agency (EA) to significantly increase WEEE charges.

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Modest Increases For Lamp And Luminaire Recycling Rates In 2017

2017 recycling rateRecolight has welcomed a further increase in the UK’s annual lighting waste recycling rates. Data released today by the Environment Agency (EA) shows that the 2017 lamp recycling rate was 48.5% – up from 47.5% in 2015. At the same time, the luminaire rate also increased from 7.1% to 7.5%.

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Lighting Contractors Should Demand Free WEEE Recycling

Recolight lamp recyclingThe rapid transition to LED has seen large scale roll-outs of LED integrated light fittings across the UK. That is great news for energy and cost saving, and carbon emissions.

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Recolight - The Challenge Of Recycling LED Lamps

recolightledsThe rapid change from fluorescent to LED in the UK market is yet to impact the recycling sector. Work is underway to address the challenges that LED recycling will bring.

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Calls For Non-compliance By Online Retailers To Be Addressed In Waste Directive

trade associationsThree leading European trade associations have written an open letter to the European Commission, calling for action to tackle non-compliance with waste legislation, of sales through online retailers. The letter is co-signed by EucoLight, the WEEE Forum, and EXPRA.

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Government WEEE Consultation – Recolight Collating Lighting Industry Responses

gov weeeToday the Government announced a consultation on the WEEE regulations. It covers some key issues for the lighting industry. It invites comments on how “open scope”, which brings household luminaires into scope, is to be implemented.

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Online Sellers Should Be Legally Required To Take On The Duties Of “producer” Under The WEEE Directive

light bulbOn 13 September over 80 delegates from across 12 different countries met to discuss ways to tackle the growing number of online market places that fail to be WEEE compliant with the EEE regulations. This is referred to as freeriding.

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