Recolight, the UK’s leading lighting WEEE compliance scheme has announced a major milestone having funded the recycling of 300 million fluorescent & LED lamps and luminaires since the WEEE regulations were implemented in 2007. This is enough waste to fill the Royal Albert Hall ten times.
Driving up the lamp WEEE recycling rate
Recolight is unique amongst UK WEEE compliance schemes for having the only dedicated open collection point network for consumer and business waste fluorescent and LED lamps. With 3000 collection points, the Recolight network contributes to the continuing increase in the UK’s lamp recycling rate – up from 39.5% in 2012 to 48.5% in 2017.
Nigel Harvey, Chief Executive of Recolight said, “Our Members can be very proud that they have helped to achieve this 300 million milestone; it is they that have made it possible and it is a testament to their dedication to improve lighting recycling in the UK. Their role is helping the UK to meet the national recycling targets set out in the recast WEEE directive.”
Having recycled more lamps, LEDs and luminaires in total than all other UK WEEE schemes combined, Recolight can claim, with some justification, to be the leading WEEE compliance scheme for lighting.
Extending the Recolight recycling offering
Recolight has extended their recycling service to collect more waste electricals covered by the WEEE regulations. As a non-profit orgainsation, Recolight can provide this at a competitive cost.
Suzanne Castine, marketing manager at Recolight added, “It’s great to be in a position to offer this complete WEEE recycling service. Feedback from our collection partners told us they wanted more. The success of our lamp and luminaire service over the years has made this possible. “
Recolight is exhibiting at Recycling & Waste Management trade show at the NEC, Birmingham on 12 to 13 September. The Recolight team will be on stand 4M32 to show how the extended recycling services can help.