Recolamp Association keeps committed to reach the collection targets for waste management of lighting equipment
Source: Recolamp Association
Recolamp Association, a non-profit
association specializing exclusively in the waste management of
lighting equipment has published its annual activity report for 2014.
Recolamp administered a budget of
approximately 6,000,000 lei, representing the Green Stamp of 0.9 RON
(plus VAT) applied to each bulb sold by the Association member
About half of this budget was allocated to logistics costs
- the procurement of necessary containers for waste collection,
transport costs, sorting by types and sizes of lighting equipment
" Starting the first of January 2016
the target of collecting will be of at least 40% of the average
weight of products placed on the market in the past three years by
Romanian producers. And by 2021, the Romanians must be able to ensure
the collection and treatment of waste at a minimum 65% of the
electrical equipment, "says Béla Kovács the General Director
of the Association Recolamp.
In total, in the first seven years of
operation (September 2007-September 2014), Recolamp collected and
recycled 1,800 tons of waste lighting equipment.
Recolamp has among it's members 164
manufacturers / importers of lighting equipment, from which it has
taken the legal responsibility of the management of waste from
electrical and electronic equipment.
On behalf of its participants,
the association collected 476 tonnes of waste light sources. During 2014 Recolamp continued to
develop customized campaigns supported by information and awareness
to increase awareness collection of lighting equipment, strengthening
its reputation in recycling. In 2015, Recolamp will continue
outreach activities and investments in containers, having again as
objective the collection and recycling of at least 40% of what the
member manufacturers put on the market.
Today, the association is the
most efficient and relevant actor in the market of lighting equipment
According to the latest data (* Intermediate),
published by the National Environmental Protection Agency, in 2013,
in Romania, all those authorized to handle waste management of
lighting equipment collected 599.27 tons. Of the total amount,
Recolamp managed to collect 476 tons, or approximately 80% of the