There’s no denying that 2020 was dominated by Covid-19, but it was also a year where firms took responsibility for their impact on the environment. With that in mind, a record number of companies joined Recolight’s WEEE scheme in 2020.
A total of 18 companies joined the waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling scheme in 2020, with three more companies transferring to Recolight from other schemes in 2021. This will give them the opportunity to safely recycle their lighting products in the most environmentally-conscious way possible.
The three companies transferring their compliance to Recolight from January 2021 are ZG Lighting UK, who supply brands which include THORNeco and acdc; Ark Lighting, a manufacturer of external lighting; and Serious Brands, a manufacturer of precision reading lights.
“We are delighted that a total of 18 new Members have joined the Recolight WEEE compliance scheme over the last year. 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,” commented Nigel Harvey, Recolight CEO.
To date, Recolight has funded the recycling of over 333 million lamps and light fittings, more than all other UK WEEE compliance schemes combined.