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Government WEEE Consultation – Recolight Collating Lighting Industry Responses

gov weeeToday the Government announced a consultation on the WEEE regulations. It covers some key issues for the lighting industry. It invites comments on how “open scope”, which brings household luminaires into scope, is to be implemented.

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Online Sellers Should Be Legally Required To Take On The Duties Of “producer” Under The WEEE Directive

light bulbOn 13 September over 80 delegates from across 12 different countries met to discuss ways to tackle the growing number of online market places that fail to be WEEE compliant with the EEE regulations. This is referred to as freeriding.

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Household Luminaire Producers – Get Ready For WEEE Compliance

Household luminaire weeeFrom the beginning of January 2019, household luminaires come into scope of the UK’s WEEE regulations. That means manufacturers, importers, and own branders of domestic light fittings will need to take various steps to comply.

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Recolight Presents At European Seminar To Raise Concerns About WEEE Compliance Of Online Retailers

LED lampsTwo European trade associations are hosting a seminar in September to focus on the WEEE compliance of online retail platforms.

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Eucolight Survey Shows Consumers Struggle To Identify Different Types Of Waste Lamps

What type of lampEucoLight, the European Association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes, has conducted a multinational consumer survey.  The survey concluded that many consumers were unable to distinguish between different lamp types.  

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Recolight Analysis Suggests LED Lamps Sold Through Some Online Retailers May Breach WEEE Regs

led lampsRecolight, the leading WEEE scheme for the UK lighting industry, has collated data to estimate the possible scale of WEEE non-compliance through some online retailers.

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WEEE Compliance – why lamp recycling should be free for end users

waste lamp recyclingThe WEEE regulations require producers of electrical equipment to take responsibility for recycling their products at the end of life. This is known as Extended Producer Responsibility.

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EucoLight Conference Highlights Challenges Faced For WEEE Lighting

EUCOLIGHT Bratislava 2017Delegates from 18 lighting WEEE compliance schemes and their lighting producer board members met at the second EucoLight Conference in Bratislava to discuss and share insight into challenges faced with the WEEE lighting.

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Recolight Shortlisted For Awards for Excellence In Recycling

awards for excellenceRecolight are delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management in Recycling Business of the Year category for “Helping to Raise the UK Lamp Recycling Rate”.

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Recolight Collects Lighting Industry Data For Defra

Recolight collects data forRecolight is inviting household luminaire producers to provide information that will help determine how the WEEE regulations might affect the lighting industry in 2019.

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