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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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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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