Recolight welcomes 100th member

Date Announced: 13 Sep 2011

Recolight, the specialist WEEE compliance scheme for Gas Discharge Lamps, has today welcomed its 100th lamp producer member. Recolight represents a diverse range of producers, importers and own branders of lamps in the UK covering a range of industries from the large manufacturers through to LED producers and niche lighting providers for sunbeds and fish-tanks.

Frank Craven, Recolight’s Membership Development Manager, said: “LED manufacturers and producers have accounted for a large number of our new members. The technology for lamp manufacturing continues to advance and LEDs in particular are an ever expanding area. Through constantly tracking technological advancements and keeping up to date with all the changes in the industry, we can ensure that the quality and scale of the service we offer matches what manufacturers, producers and importers are looking for in a compliance scheme.”

Nigel Harvey, Recolight’s Chief Executive, said: “100 members is a real testament to the success that Recolight has achieved during 2011. In just over a year our membership has increased some 30%. This is because of our commitment and determination to provide the highest standards of compliance in the industry. Our solution means our lamp producer members know that their customers have access to free and easily accessible lamp recycling right across the UK.”

Recolight is run for and by the lighting industry, and its membership includes founder members Philips Lighting, Osram, GE Lighting and Havells-Sylvania. A full list of members can be found on Recolight’s website www.recolight.co.uk

About Recolight

Recolight is a not-for-profit producer-led compliance scheme specialising in the recycling of Gas Discharge Lamps (GDLs), in accordance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations. Recolight was established by the UK lamp producers who account for a significant share of the UK market. Its members are producers and importers of WEEE who put new lamps on the market for the first time in the UK, and are therefore obliged to comply with the WEEE Regulations. Recolight offers specialist lamp recycling services, advice and support to help all parties in the supply chain recycle their lamps as simply and efficiently as possible.

Contact
Paul Childs or Magdalen Bush Telephone: 020 7526 3600

E-mail:pchilds@apcoworldwide.com

Web Site:www.recolight.co.uk

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