During 2020, a total of 18 companies joined the Recolight WEEE scheme and from the beginning of 2021 another three companies have transferred to Recolight from other schemes.
The three companies transferring their compliance to Recolight from January are ZG Lighting UK, who supplies brands which include Thorn and Zumtobel, Ark Lighting, a manufacturer of external lighting, and Serious Brands, a manufacturer of precision reading lights.
“We are delighted that a total of 18 new Members have joined the Recolight WEEE compliance scheme over the last year. We pride ourselves on giving the customers of all our members the most comprehensive lamp and luminaire collection and recycling service. We very much look forward to supporting them and their customers to maximise the recycling of lighting equipment” says Nigel Harvey, Recolight CEO.
Recolight goes beyond the strict legal obligations of the WEEE Regulations by providing a recycling service for all business lamps and luminaires in scope. The service is free for Recolight’s Producer Members and their customers.
Recolight does not ask for proof of payment for business luminaire installations that generate waste for collection and recycling. They simply ask the relevant Member to verify that the company asking for the collection is a customer. This approach ensures that the collection process operates in a smooth way, making it easier for the customers of Recolight Members.
To date, Recolight has funded the recycling of over 333 million lamps and light fittings. This is more than all other UK WEEE compliance schemes combined.