Recolight's CEO to speak at LuxLive 2014 on new WEEE legislation

Oct. 22, 2014

Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight, the leading UK WEEE compliance scheme for lamps, will be speaking at LuxLive 2014, discussing the key changes and consequences of the new Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations. The presentation will take place at Tech Theatre Two at 1.00pm on Wednesday, 19 November.

LuxLive 2014, which takes place at ExCel between 19-20 November, will showcase the latest innovations in the world of lighting with news from the world’s biggest lighting brands and industry experts. Commenting on Recolight’s attendance at the exhibition, Nigel Harvey said “It is crucial for us to be present at such a prominent event. The lighting industry is changing rapidly leading to an increased need for Producers of new light fittings to provide their customers with the means to recycle both lamps and fittings”. The importance of this was highlighted in a recent survey conducted by Recolight which showed a clear response from industry professionals. 95 per cent of the 780 respondents agreed that all lamp producers should be required to offer free lamp recycling to their customers. Mr Harvey continued, “It is vital that we are able to communicate upcoming changes and solutions to key influencers within the sector so that we can all work together to increase UK recycling rates”. The Recolight team will be available throughout the show to discuss the world of WEEE and to provide lamp recycling advice and support. Having already contributed to a significant increase in the UK’s lamp recycling rate, from 39.5% in 2012 to 52.8% in 2013, Recolight is on course to enable the industry to meet the expected increase in waste lamp recycling targets. About Recolight Recolight is the leading WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, taking on responsibility for its members’ compliance, giving their customers access to the UK’s most comprehensive free lamp collection and recycling service, and ensuring that as many lamps as possible are kept out of landfill. Recolight’s comprehensive offering and the success of its Members makes it the preferred scheme for the lighting industry, setting the standard for the sector. It is the only WEEE compliance scheme in the UK to provide integrated Lamp and Luminaire recycling. It has the biggest UK-wide network of over 3,200 collection points. As a result, since its founding in July 2007, Recolight has been responsible for funding the recycling of over 200 million lamps, LEDs and luminaires, preventing over 800 kg of mercury from going to landfill. In 2012, Recolight won “Recycling and Waste Management Business of the Year” at the Natioanl Recycling Awards and Nigel Harvey, Recolight’s CEO, was recognised as LUX Man of the Year. For more information, visit the Recolight website or follow Recolight on Twitter @Recolight


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