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Recolight, the leading UK WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair.
Martin de Jager, International Board Member of Philips Lighting has been a director of Recolight Ltd for the last two years. Martin has been in the lighting industry for over 30 years and has wide-ranging WEEE expertise. He takes on the role of Chair from April 2018 and replaces Andreas Adam, Senior Director at LEDvance who has been board Chair for the last two years. Andreas will remain on the Recolight board.
Other directors of Recolight are Steven Reed, Deal Manager of Current, powered by GE who joined the board in 2015, and Bridget Anderson, Financial Controller of Feilo Sylvania who joined in 2014.
Announcing the news, Recolight Chief Executive, Nigel Harvey said: “Recolight are delighted that Martin de Jager has taken on the role of Chair. His wide-ranging knowledge of both WEEE and lighting is invaluable to us. The board are also very grateful for professionalism and dedication that Andreas Adam brought to the role. His experience of WEEE in a number of countries helps to support the continued growth of Recolight, and the standards on which our reputation is founded.”
Recolight is the leading UK WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, taking on responsibility for its members’ WEEE compliance, giving their customers access to the UK’s most comprehensive free lamp collection and recycling service, and helping to ensure that as many lamps as possible are kept out of landfill.
Recolight’s comprehensive offering makes it the preferred WEEE scheme for the lighting industry, setting the standard for the sector. It is the only WEEE compliance scheme in the UK to provide integrated Lamp and Luminaire collection and recycling. It has the biggest UK-wide network of over 2,930 collection points. As a result, since it’s founding in 2007, they has funded the recycling of over 245 million lamps, LEDs and luminaires, more than all other UK WEEE schemes put together.