Recolight celebrates another successful year

Recolight_SummerDrinks2015-0599Recolight, the leading UK WEEE compliance scheme for lighting, yesterday celebrated an eventful year for the industry at the scheme’s annual summer event. The introduction of dual use and new BIS targets for lamp recycling have come at the same time that Recolight’s membership has increased significantly.

Recolight’s CEO, Nigel Harvey noted: “The last twelve months have seen a number of positive developments in the UK.  In particular, the decision by the Government to introduce dual use is an important step in making the UK WEEE system even fairer, and more sustainable.”

 

Nigel Harvey also commented on the UK lamp recycling rate: “Lamp recycling rates have dropped for the first time since the start of the WEEE regulations. The 2014 rate was 29%, a decrease from the 53% recorded in 2013. However, this lower figure was expected. It reflects a change in the legislation, which means for the first time, the 2014 data included LED lamps as well as Gas Discharge Lamps. The inclusion of LEDs in the calculations has inevitably reduced the rate significantly as large quantities of LEDs have been sold with very few being returned as WEEE.”

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