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.
The WEEE Regulations require producers of EEE and their compliance schemes to finance and put systems in place for the treatment – including recycling – of separately collected WEEE.
We received scheme operator approval on 21 February 2007 and went live operationally on 2 July 2007.
Through us, the lighting industry alone has been responsible for collecting and recycling more items of WEEE than any other sector.