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Recolight Welcomes Government Decision On 2018 WEEE Lamp Collection Target

UK collection of waste lampRecolight, the UK’s leading lighting WEEE compliance scheme has today welcomed Defra’s announcement of the 2018 national target for waste lamp recycling.

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Recolight Criticises Environment Agency WEEE Charging Announcement

Recolight, the leading WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, has criticised a decision by the Environment Agency (EA) to significantly increase WEEE charges.

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Modest Increases For Lamp And Luminaire Recycling Rates In 2017

2017 recycling rateRecolight has welcomed a further increase in the UK’s annual lighting waste recycling rates. Data released today by the Environment Agency (EA) shows that the 2017 lamp recycling rate was 48.5% – up from 47.5% in 2015. At the same time, the luminaire rate also increased from 7.1% to 7.5%.

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Lighting Contractors Should Demand Free WEEE Recycling

Recolight lamp recyclingThe rapid transition to LED has seen large scale roll-outs of LED integrated light fittings across the UK. That is great news for energy and cost saving, and carbon emissions.

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Recolight - The Challenge Of Recycling LED Lamps

recolightledsThe rapid change from fluorescent to LED in the UK market is yet to impact the recycling sector. Work is underway to address the challenges that LED recycling will bring.

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Calls For Non-compliance By Online Retailers To Be Addressed In Waste Directive

trade associationsThree leading European trade associations have written an open letter to the European Commission, calling for action to tackle non-compliance with waste legislation, of sales through online retailers. The letter is co-signed by EucoLight, the WEEE Forum, and EXPRA.

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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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