CLD joins Recolight

(UK) – CLD Distribution, joins Recolight, encouraging customers to recycle their outgoing  light sources.

With its products being replaced by more energy efficient and cost saving lighting schemes, CLD Chair Nigel Howes explained: “We want to make the recycling of old lighting fixtures as straightforward and cost-effective as possible, especially for those who are investing in our Comus range of LED lighting.”

Recolight was set up for the commercial lighting industry to maximise recycling of all lighting kit relevant to the 2006 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment) regulations.

It provides a free recycling infrastructure across the UK for the disposal of defunct lighting products via a network of over 2,300 open collection points. CLD customers can also bring their waste lamps directly to the manufacturer’s HQ in Hastings.

The WEEE Regulations have been implemented to help reduce the amount of waste going into landfill and to increase awareness of the re-use of waste products.

To date, Recolight has funded the recycling of approximately 200 million lamps, in the process preventing nearly 800kg of mercury from entering the eco system via landfill.

Through its Comus LED lighting range, CLD is committed to producing more sustainable lighting and production technologies for commercial buildings and entertainment facilities in an expansion of its Comus LED lighting range.