Recolight announce record new member growth for WEEE compliance.

29th January 2021

(UK) – 18 companies joined the scheme in 2020, with a further three joining in 2021.

In 2020, a total of 18 companies joined the Recolight WEEE scheme, while from the beginning of 2021, a further three companies have transferred to Recolight from other schemes.

the three companies transferring their compliance to Recolight from January include ZG Lighting UK, which supplies brands such as Zumtobel and Thorn; Ark Lighting, a manufacturer of external lighting; and Serious Brands, a manufacturer of precision reading lights.

“We are delighted that 18 new members have joined the Recolight WEEE compliance scheme over the last year,” said Nigel Harvey, Recolight CEO. “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.”

Recolight goes beyond the strict legal obligations of the WEEE Regulations by providing a recycling service for all business lamps and luminaires in scope – a service that is free for Recolight’s Producer Members and their customers.

The organisation does not ask for proof of payment for business luminaire installations that generate waste for collection and recycling. Instead they 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 more than 333 million lamps and light fittings. This is more than all other UK WEEE compliance schemes combined. This has been made possible by the commitment of our Lighting Producer Members, and we welcome our new members to the scheme; helping to drive up recycling of WEEE lighting.