Lamp Recycling Information




Given our emphasis on CFL safe disposal and recycling:
How does one find out more about it?

As they say themselves on their website, lighting manufacturers, through their trade association, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) developed to provide a one-stop source of information about recycling lamps (the term used in the lighting industry to refer to all types of light bulbs).
This follows their earlier extensive study (pdf) on the subject.

Also see the extensive EPA information on recycling, linking to waste collection agencies, participating retailers, and much else of interest.

This Earth911 search may (or may not!) automatically show the collection center nearest your computer IP address.
Their CFL recycling page is here

[ However, the useful information on these sites should also be taken with a pinch of salt as regards their defence of “ballpoint pen tip” mercury amounts, toxicity of course is not just connected to quantity but also proximity, as again when they compare CFL mercury to coal mercury emissions etc, the latter being under 90% EPA reduction mandates anyway.
See, the CFL mercury issue:  Breakage — Recycling — Dumping — Mining — Manufacturing — Transport — Power Plants ]


This post will probably be updated and in part copied to the information section, also with the related Facebook page.



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  1. lighthouse

    As per comment in
    Vaporlok is a company manufacturing special packaging to transport spent or broken CFLs, and cover general CFL collection issues on their blog
    As they say in their December post..
    “The consumer recycling rate has been estimated to be even lower—possibly at less than 2 percent….”


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