Lighting WEEE compliance scheme Recolight has announced a major milestone, having funded the recycling of 300 million fluorescent and LED lamps and luminaires since the WEEE regulations were implemented in 2007.
Recolight has the only dedicated open collection point network for consumer and business waste fluorescent and LED lamps. With 3,000 collection points, the Recolight network contributes to the continuing increase in the UK’s lamp recycling rate – up from 39.5% in 2012 to 48.5% in 2017.
Nigel Harvey, chief executive of Recolight said, “Our members can be very proud that they have helped to achieve this 300 million milestone; it is they that have made it possible and it is a testament to their dedication to improve lighting recycling in the UK. Their role is helping the UK to meet the national recycling targets set out in the recast WEEE directive.”
Recolight has extended their recycling service to collect more waste electricals covered by the WEEE regulations.
Suzanne Castine, marketing manager at Recolight added, “It’s great to be in a position to offer this complete WEEE recycling service. Feedback from our collection partners told us they wanted more. The success of our lamp and luminaire service over the years has made this possible. “