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Recolight and Open University partner to launch sustainable design competition

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment compliance scheme for gas discharge lamps Recolight has joined forces with the Open University to launch a competition among sustainable design students.

The competition is part of a drive to find solutions to the problem of collection of end-of-life compact fluorescent lamps from consumers for recycling.

Recolight claim that the volume of business-to-business WEEE lamps being collected and recycled is high and steadily increasing but say that many consumers are still not aware of the need to recycle end-of-life CFLs or how to do so.

Most retailers do not offer in-store take back facilities and consumers rely on disposing their lamps at local civic amenity sites.

In an effort to boost lamp recycling rates among consumers, Recolight and the Open University have teamed up to invite sustainable design students to research the problem and identify plans for possible solutions.

The competition will run throughout the spring and the summer and the closing date for submissions is 24 June.

For more information contact Magdalen Bush at Eloqui PR at


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