Lighting Industry

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...
Lighting Industry

A GOVERNMENT report into the UK’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling system has criticised the lack of regulation of online marketplaces where electrical and lighting equipment is on sale. The Environmental Audit Committee took evidence from a significant number of stakeholders from across the electronics and waste sectors.  The report – which has...
Lighting Industry

RECOLIGHT, the industry’s leading Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment  compliance scheme, has recycled a third of a billion lamps, it has announced. The organisation has funded the recycling of the fluorescent and LED light sources and luminaires since the WEEE regulations were implemented in 2007.  It’s enough waste to fill the Royal Albert Hall 12...
Lighting Industry

THE LIGHTING industry must make a compelling case for the total cost of ownership if it is to persuade customers to install lighting made to circular economy principles, a major client has declared. Peter Fordham, head of electrical engineering at Sainsbury’s, says that while the supermarket giant is keen to play its part in decarbonising...
Webinar

WILL MAJOR clients of the industry pay the premium for sustainable lighting that consumes less of the world’s resources? That’s the question that’s set to be addressed in a major gathering of sector experts this month. The third Recolight webinar in the Lighting & the Circular Economy series – scheduled for 11am on Tuesday 15 September – will...
Lighting Industry

THE CHIEF of one of the lighting industry’s leading lamp and luminaire recycling schemes has been arrested at a climate change protest in London. Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight, was part of an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in Parliament Square when police moved in to clear the streets.  He was seated peacefully on the ground when...
Lighting Industry

THE SECOND Lighting and the Circular Economy webinar, organised by Recolight, was held on 14 July 2020, writes Suzanne Castine. Introduced and chaired by Ray Molony, speakers challenged the industry to set ambitious goals and explore how innovative product design can have a positive impact on sustainability. Ray Molony, online editor of Lux Review, started with a...
Lighting Industry

MEMBERS of Parliament have questioned a senior executive of the online marketplace Amazon over claims that many of the suppliers of lamps and other products on its site don’t comply with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations.  At a hearing of the Environmental Audit Committee, Amazon’s worldwide director of environmental affairs Robert ter...
Lighting Industry

INDUSTRY experts in sustainability and product design are set to gather to discuss how the lighting sector can address its environmental impact. In the second online conference on Lighting and the Circular Economy, organised by WEEE-compliance body Recolight, speakers will challenge the industry to set ambitious goals and explore how innovative product design can have...
Lighting Industry

ONLINE marketplaces have been heavily criticised by a European body over the continued sale of luminaires, lamps and other electrical equipment which don’t comply with waste regulations. The European WEEE Registers Network (EWRN) this week released a report that strongly condemns the marketplaces for the high level of non-compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic...