Recolight to host Circular Economy Conference

(UK) – The conference will take place on March 24th in London Docklands.

On March 24th, Recolight is hosting a conference to highlight how the lighting industry can adopt Circular Economy principles. The event, which takes place in London Docklands, is intended to highlight the commercial opportunities in ending waste and obsolescence for lighting products.

The one-day discussion reflects the increased need for the industry to deal with the impact of its products and practices on the environment, and will bring together Government, manufacturers, specifiers and end users to discuss the steps that all must take to improve their environmental performance. Delegates will also hear of the legislation and standards that are likely to drive these requirements.

In developing the programme for the conference, Recolight has worked with leading lighting industry experts to design an agenda covering all aspects of the Circular Economy for lighting. The conference will be introduced and chaired by Ray Molony, Independent Consultant to the lighting industry.

“I can’t imagine any topic that’s timelier and more urgent than this one,” he said. “Across the industry, I’m seeing a real willingness to contribute to the wider decarbonisation of the economy. But our endeavours need to be joined up, and that’s why this event is a really important start of the conversation.”

The programme will start with an introduction on the Circular Economy, learning about the opportunities and a recycler’s perspective. Defra, LightingEurope and Recolight will cover legislation; both what you need to do now, and future legislation for the UK and EU. John Bullock will challenge participants to be more sustainable, while a panel discussion led by Ray Molony will explore the perspective of end users and how they can be incentivised to use lighting that minimises material use and is both recyclable and reusable.

The programme will round off with presentations from lighting designers and producers who have adapted circular economy principles into their projects and products.

More information on the conference can be found here.