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LIA to Host UK WEEE Regulations Seminar

One Industry One Voice, will join the LIA, Defra and the UK's Environmental Agency on 2nd November to discuss the government’s WEEE Consultation and Open Scope.
The Lighting Industry Association:


On 2nd November the LIA are bringing together the key experts from Defra and the Environmental Agency to discuss and inform the lighting industry on the recently published consultation on the proposed amendments to the 2013 WEEE Regulations 'Open Scope'.

Open scope will see a significant impact to the lighting industry, affecting both domestic lighting and business to business producers.

From 1 January 2019 ALL electrical and electronic equipment will have to be reported under the WEEE regulations.

Producers will be required to report product placed on the market and fund its collection, including domestic WEEE throughout the UK. It is expected that many producers will see increased compliance costs.

Lumicom, LIA's compliance scheme for lighting have estimate upwards of an additional 50,000 tonnes of domestic luminaires will be reported as placed on the market.

You need to be prepared and understand the implications to your business. 

Seminar Highlights

LIA Lumicom's General Manager, Stewart Price will give an overview of the WEEE regulations and open scope. He will also explain the potential impact on the industry and what this means for you as a producer in the lighting sector.

We are honoured to have Keynote speaker Graeme Vickery from Defra joining us. He will present a detailed overview of the consultation along with timelines, how you should respond and rationale for preferred approach.

This Seminar is for all within the industry. Come, get advice from the experts and express any concerns you may have. We will also be discussing the post implementation review of the UK WEEE Regulations.

This seminar will clarify the lighting industry’s thoughts and concerns, which the LIA will use when putting the industry’s view to government.

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We look forward to welcoming you on 2nd November.

The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)

About The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)

The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA) is Europe’s largest Lighting Trade Association with a simple mission: "To strengthen the industry and promote the benefits of good quality lighting by representing all aspects of UK, EU and international legislation and standards at the highest level whilst protecting the interests of both the public and Members". The LIA was formed in January 2012 from the merger of The Lighting Industry Federation and The Lighting Association which brought together 175 years of experience in representing the industry. The LIA additionally owns and operates Lumicom, a not-for-profit WEEE Compliance Scheme that helps producers selling into the non-household market meet their regulatory obligations. Visit

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