All lamps covered by the WEEE regulations are marked with the symbol to the right. Products that bear this symbol must be disposed of in an environmentally conscious manner.
Bri-Tek has proudly partnered with Recolight to provide a convenient solution that ensures that all lamps covered by this legislation are properly disposed of and recycled. Recolight provides free recycling for all WEEE lamps in the UK. To date, they have funded the recycling of over 160 million lamps, which has prevented over half a tonne of mercury from entering landfill.
Contact them or visit http://www.recolight.co.uk/ for more details on this fantastic free of charge service!
Recolight is the leading compliance scheme for WEEE lamps in the UK. To date, they have funded the recycling of over 125 million lamps, which has prevented a third of a tonne of mercury from entering landfill.
During this same time, the lighting industry has been responsible for collecting and recycling more items of WEEE than any other type.
In 2010, lamps accounted for just 2% of the tonnage of business electrical equipment placed on the market in the UK, but accounted for over 22% of the business WEEE collected, according to Environment Agency figures.
This is an enormous achievement demonstrating the lighting industry's commitment to recycling and is testament to the successful mechanisms put in place by Recolight to make recycling as simple and efficient as possible.
Simplicity for their Members and simplicity for their customers is one of the reasons why Recolight's membership continues to grow rapidly - last year our membership grew by 20 per cent and includes the leading lamp manufacturers as well as smaller and niche importers and own-branders.
Scheme approval number issued by the Environment Agency is WEE/MP3838PR/SCH.