Lighting Industry

Experts to outline rules of circular economy in lighting

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The circular economy is a process aimed at eliminating waste and the use of new resources and materials. It involves the reuse and recycling of materials to create a circular ‘closed-loop', minimising waste and carbon emissions.

GOVERNMENT officials, sustainability authorities and lighting experts are set to gather for a key webinar at the end of this month to explain how the standards and regulations for the so-called circular economy will affect the lighting sector. 

The circular economy is a process aimed at eliminating waste and the use of new resources and materials. It involves the reuse and recycling of materials to create a circular ‘closed-loop’, minimising waste and carbon emissions.

The event, open to all, will give lighting manufacturers and professionals vital insights into the new circular economy requirements for lighting.

The webinar – organised by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations compliance body Recolight – will take place on May 28 at 11am.

Presenters from Defra’s Circular Economy team, Lighting Europe, and Recolight will provide an essential introduction to the changes. The webinar will be chaired by Ray Molony. 

The presentations will provide a summary of new material efficiency and product design standards that will impose new requirements on luminaires, lamps and other lighting equipment sold in the EU.  

Speakers from Defra will introduce the UK’s approach to the circular sconomy following the UK’s departure from the EU.

‘Sustainability is rapidly moving from ’The right thing to do to safeguard our planet‘ to ’a must-do to stay in business’, said Recolight CEO Nigel Harvey.

‘The earlier companies start, the more likely they are to be able to meet and exceed the new requirements.;

Attendance for the webinar, which will last around one hour, is free of charge.  

Register for Recolight Webinar 28 May 11:00 to 12:00