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Gateshead claims it's "first" to recycle old lighting under WEEE

A north eastern local authority says it is the first council in the UK to recycle its old lighting since the introduction of waste electrical legislation. Gateshead Council is replacing 4,000 office lighting units with more energy efficient ones as part of its energy saving strategy. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) introduced in July aims to increase the re-use and recycling of electrical and electronic goods and reduce landfilling. Lumicom has ...