RS Components leads the way for lamp recycling in East London with Recolight

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is blazing a trail for lamp recycling in East London.

By partnering with specialist recycling scheme Recolight, RS in Bow is able to provide free of charge recycling, for example with fluorescent lamps, for its customers in Central and East London.

Customers are able to take their waste lighting to the containers at the store at Old Ford Trading Centre, on Maverton Road, or if they collect large quantities of lamps to be recycled, RS can organise collections through Recolight.

Customers at the Bow branch have found the service so useful that a number of other branches in the RS network have now also joined Recolight’s collection service. This has meant that over the last 12 months approximately 4.9 tonnes of waste lamps, such as halogen lamps, have been collected and recycled by Recolight from RS branches around the country.

Ken Simpson, Environment and Sustainability Manager at RS commented, “Supporting the Recolight scheme makes sense to us as we are committed to recycling and driving sustainability. Recolight provides a comprehensive recycling service which has been well received by our customers in Bow leading us to increase the availability of the service across our UK branch network.”

Nigel Harvey, Recolight Chief Executive, said: “We are very pleased with the uptake of our collection service at RS. Providing free lamp recycling for the customers of the Bow branch has enabled us to reach a large number of central London businesses and encourage them to recycle. The fact that other branches have also signed up to provide collection facilities is very encouraging and demonstrates RS Components’ commitment to recycling.”

If you require any further information regarding the disposal of your old lamps or to discuss new or alternative lighting solutions, contact RS Components on 020 8983 3233 or call into Old Ford Trading Centre, Maverton Road, London, E3 2JE.

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