Check out the latest article from Lumicom, written in collaboration with Indo lighting for the ILP magazine
It was indeed a ‘Good Friday’ with the newest addition to our fleet being delivered.
Our dedicated fleet of Mercedes Benz Arocs vehicles offer a nationwide bespoke bag collection service dedicated to the Commercial and Street Lighting industry. Each of our vehicles have the latest technology fitted which enables us to produce an electronic waste transfer note at the point of each collection, giving our members and their clients the clarity and reassurance that full compliance has been adhered to from start to finish.
- Permit accredited to London District Vision Standard (DVS)
- Nationwide Collection Service
- Street Lighting
- Large National LED Exchange Projects
- Commercial Lighting Projects
- Bespoke Recycling Solutions
What is POPs?
Persistent Organic Pollutants, sometimes known as ‘’forever chemicals’’ are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological and photolytic processes. Due to their persistence, POPs bioaccumulate with potential adverse impact on human health and the environment. The effects of POPs on human and environmental health was discussed, with intention to eliminate or severely restrict their production by the international community at the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in 2001.
How do you know if your waste contains POPs?
It is your responsibility to know if your waste contains POPs
If you are unsure you can:
- ask the supplier or manufacturer of the material
- test the material yourself to find out the concentration of any POPs in it
- have the material analysed by a laboratory
How is WEEE affected by POPs?
WEEE often has components that contains hazardous substances or POPs.
These could include:
- printed circuit boards
- plastic casings, cables and other components
- insulation foam
- cooling agents
- flame retardants
- activated glass and screen phosphors
- cathode rag tubes
- Ni – Cd batteries
If the levels of hazardous substances or POPs are over a certain amount, the item will be classified as hazardous or POPs waste.
Come visit Lumicom at Luxlive on the LIA Live stand
Dont miss our Business Manager, Alex Brothwood discussing your Obligation and Duty of Care under the WEEE directive.