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  • Californian fluorescent lamp act vetoed by Schwarzenegger

    Californian AB 1173 (Huffman) on the toxics reduction and recycling of fluorescent lamps has been vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The proposal aims at creating a free and convenient program for consumers to properly dispose of residential fluorescent lights, some of which contain mercury. Having passed through the Assembly and Senate it was vetoed by the Governor's Desk.“By tying CFL ...


  • Waste Management Launches Innovative Curbside Compact Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Program

    Service offers safe and convenient way for communities to responsibly dispose of used CFLs as part of residential recycling programs. HOUSTON - Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), North America"s largest residential recycler, has launched a new program for communities to recycle used compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in a safe, environmentally responsible manner along with their residential ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • World’s Largest Compact Fluorescent Lamp Manufacturer And World’s Largest Environmental Company Join Forces To Increase Lamp Recycling Participation

    Lombard, IL (October 30, 2007) - Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia) is proud to announce it has reached an agreement with TCP, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), to promote recycling of mercury-containing lamps. CFLs are seven times more energy efficient than incandescent lamps. TCP will promote Veolia’s prepaid lamp recycling program, RECYCLEPAK® ...

  • Compact Fluorescent Disposal Simplified

    CFLs have gained momentum with the latest green push and Wal-Mart's commitment to sell 100 million over the next year. Despite high front-end costs, compact fluorescents use 50-80% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than traditional incandescents. Additionally, CFLs reduce air and water pollution, give off high-quality light and can be used nearly everywhere. Despite the obvious ...


    By Air Cycle Corporation

  • Veolia Environmental Services Announces Pre-paid Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Recycling Program for Households

    Lombard, Ill. — July 24, 2007 — Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia ES) TechnicalSolutions has created a user-friendly way for consumers to safely recycle smallquantities of lighting wastes. The RECYCLEPAK® Consumer CFL Kit provides a safe,cost-effective and comprehensive recycling solution for households.“Following the success of our RECYCLEPAK® program for small to medium sizedbusinesses, ...

  • Don’t mess with mercury

    As part of Children’s Health month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry today launched its “Don’t Mess with Mercury” video in an effort to protect children from the dangers of mercury. The EPA responds to numerous mercury spills every year that are primarily caused by children playing with mercury. The EPA’s cost for cleanup can ...

  • Kumho Introduces Direct Replacement LED T8 Lamp

    Kumho Electric is introducing the Earthcare Direct Replacement LED T8, a lamp that can simply be snapped into an existing fluorescent fixture, freeing maintenance contractors from the time consuming, costly process of re-wiring T8 fixtures to accommodate an LED lamp. The advanced, patented design also provides for full dimming control using a standard dimmable T8 ballast and incorporates ...


  • EPA improves guidance for compact fluorescent light bulbs cleanup

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today updated its guidance on how to properly clean up a broken compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). Included with the guidance is a new consumer brochure with CFL recycling and cleanup tips. EPA encourages Americans to use CFLs for residential lighting to save energy and prevent greenhouse gas emissions that lead to global climate change. CFLs contain a ...

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • UPDATE: Kumho Introduces Direct Replacement LED T8 Lamp

    Kumho Electric is introducing the Earthcare Direct Replacement LED T8, a lamp that can simply be snapped into an existing fluorescent fixture, freeing maintenance contractors from the time consuming, costly process of re-wiring T8 fixtures to accommodate an LED lamp. The advanced, patented design also provides for full dimming ...


  • EPA Fines Phoenix Lamp Recycler More Than $70,000 for PCB Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has settled with Lighting Resources, LLC for $71,500 for violations relating to its handling of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) at its Phoenix, Ariz. recycling facility. “Exposure to PCBs is a concern whenever facilities are handling materials containing these toxic chemicals,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s ...

  • United Nations convention tackling hazardous mercury to open for signature

    A landmark treaty to curb the use of mercury will open for signature on Wednesday, 9 October in Japan, marking a further watershed moment towards the global phase-out of the notorious heavy metal in many products and industries where mercury is used, released or emitted. The newest United Nations treaty, named the Minamata Convention after a Japanese city where serious health damage occurred as a ...

  • United Nations convention tackling hazardous mercury to open for signature

    A landmark treaty to curb the use of mercury will open for signature on Wednesday, 9 October in Japan, marking a further watershed moment towards the global phase-out of the notorious heavy metal in many products and industries where mercury is used, released or emitted. The newest United Nations treaty, named the Minamata Convention after a Japanese city where serious health damage occurred as a ...

  • Ion Science`s mercury vapour detector eliminates instrument downtime

    Ion Science has recently introduced a double beam UVabsorption mercury detection unit known as the MercuryVapour Indicator (MVI). The revolutionary dual beamtechnology means the instrument does not saturate orrequire regeneration between readings like the traditionalgold film detection methods, eliminating instrumentdowntime. Fast and accurate, MVI gives a real time response withinjust 3 seconds. ...


    By Ion Science

  • Jerome 405 considered number one for mercury detection in the offshore oil and gas industry

    The Jerome 405 is redefining the portable mercury vapour analyser market by way of significant performance enhancements and modern communication capabilities combined to create a new option for mercury spill detection and clean up analysis. It is considered the instrument of choice within the UK Oil and Gas industry, with many major oil companies and operators already taking advantage of its ...

  • New global treaty cuts mercury emissions and releases, sets up controls on products, mines and industrial plants

    Japan, a country which has come to epitomize mercury poisoning in modern times, today became one of the first countries to sign a historic new international convention to reduce emissions and releases of the toxic metal into air, land and water and to phase out many products that contain mercury. The Minamata Convention on Mercury - a global, legally binding treaty which opened for signature ...

  • U.S. EPA, Cal EPA partner to reduce mercury: California first state to join growing ranks of U.S. EPA’s voluntary reduction program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the California Environmental Protection Agency is diverting millions of mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs from landfills in collaboration with the U.S. EPA under the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities program. Cal/EPA, the first state agency to join NPEP, will help lead the nation in continued efforts to remove ...

  • EPA and Macy’s announce settlement over hazardous waste management violations

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc., have agreed to a settlement over hazardous waste management violations at Macy’s stores in Albany and Garden City, N.Y. EPA alleged in 2007 that Macy’s failed to properly identify and handle spent fluorescent and other types of light bulbs at the two stores. Macy’s has agreed to pay a $49,725 penalty and to voluntarily ...

  • US based recycling company moves to the next level

    Connecticut based Northeast Lamp Recycling is now NLR: Next Level for Recycling. Founded in 1994, NLR offers turnkey universal waste recycling services of lamps, electronic waste, batteries, ballasts &, mercury devices to a broad group of companies and institutions including private and government office buildings, industrial complexes, educational facilities, hospitals, insurance companies, ...

  • Recycling LCD screens

    The era of analogue television, using standard cathode ray tube technology, is coming to an end judging by the growing demand for digital flat screen televisions. Currently, LCD screens are used for novel and compact televisions, computer monitors and protection systems and for such varied applications as education, computer science or entertainment. According to a study by iSuppli, and published ...


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