In the first half of 2018, Ecolamp collected 1,635 tons of WEEE on the Italian territory. The collection of light sources and electrical equipment has increased by 11% compared to the same period last year. Just over half of the WEEE collected (821 tonnes) are exhausted light sources (R5 group), while 814 tonnes are small domestic appliances, consumer electronics and lighting equipment (R4 group). As for small appliances, consumer electronics and lighting equipment, the collection increased by 18% compared to last year with 805 tons from the 133 conferral centers assigned to the consortium on the Italian territory, to which are added 9 tons – 60% more than in 2017 – collected through the voluntary services offered by Ecolamp to the sector professionals and retailers. “The consolidated experience in these first ten years of activity – said Fabrizio D’Amico, General Director of Ecolamp – allows us today to face as a protagonist the Open Scope WEEE, the new open scope which will produce significant changes in the sector starting from next August 15th, modifying the classification criterion and, in fact, increasing the types of electrical and electronic equipment subjected to be recycled correctly. The entry of new manufacturers and importers of electrical equipment will be inevitable, to whom Ecolamp has already started to give its support to manage simply, clearly and efficiently the deadlines and requirements imposed by the WEEE legislation”.