Lighting Industry

Record numbers join WEEE compliance scheme

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During the year, 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.

ONE OF the lighting industry’s leading Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations compliance schemes has announced that it achieved record members in 2020.

During the year, 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 responsibilities to Recolight from January are ZG Lighting UK, which supplies brands which include Zumtobel and Thorn, Ark Lighting, a manufacturer of external lighting, and Serious Brands, a manufacturer of precision reading lights.

‘We’re delighted with the new members have joined the Recolight WEEE compliance scheme over the last year,’ Recolight CEO Nigel Harvey told Lux.  

‘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.’

Recolight says it goes 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  also says it doesn’t 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. 

To date, Recolight has funded the recycling of over 333 million lamps and light fittings, more than all other UK WEEE compliance schemes combined.

‘This has been made possible by the commitment of our lighting producer members,’ said the organisation in a statement.  ‘We welcome our new Members to the scheme; helping to drive up recycling of WEEE lighting’.