August 21, 2023

Remanufacture, don’t waste

At DRK Lighting, we are excited to announce the launch of our second t-shirt from our new uniform collection! It’s a playful design but sends a powerful message of putting an end to landfill waste through remanufacture.

The lighting industry is a significant contributor to global plastic and metal pollution, which are used in a wide range of products, including light bulbs, light fixtures, and packaging. Landfill waste is a major concern, as these large amounts of discarded materials contribute to environmental problems such as greenhouse gas emissions and the disruption of ecosystems.

DRK’s second t-shirt design about reducing waste in the lighting industry


The construction industry needs to implement sustainable practices to address this problem. This can include recycling and repurposing materials and extending product life cycles through remanufacture. This is a process that we are passionate about, as it restores used products to their original or improved condition. As a result, waste and pollution are reduced by decreasing the need for new products to be produced. Remanufactured products can also use less plastic or be made from alternative materials, further reducing plastic waste.

Hazardous materials

It is vital that hazardous waste materials are disposed of properly. Asbestos, lead, and mercury are examples of hazardous materials that pose serious risks to human health and the environment. Construction companies should follow proper protocols for handling and disposing of these materials to minimise harm to people and the planet. Here at DRK, all hazardous materials are disposed of in accordance with the WEEE Directive.

Ultimately, the construction industry should prioritise sustainability and minimise its impact on the environment. By implementing sustainable practices and proper waste management protocols, we can work towards a more environmentally friendly future.

As consumers, we can support companies that prioritise remanufacture and help reduce plastic waste in the lighting industry. By making conscious choices, we can create a healthier planet for future generations.

Remember to keep an eye out for our next t-shirt design!

For more information, head to our article on upcycling and remanufacturing.