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  • City of Yonkers launches fluorescent light bulb recycling program

    Under the terms of an enforcement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the City of Yonkers has initiated a program to recycle fluorescent light bulbs, as well as light ballasts and electronic waste, known as E-waste. Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, which can be released if the bulbs are broken. Mercury can lead to a variety of health problems, including nervous system ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sainsbury`s and Recolight to expand energy-saving light bulb recycling scheme

    Waste electrical and electronic equipment producer compliance scheme Recolight will be rolling out a scheme to collect end-of-life energy-saving light bulbs and batteries from up to 200 of Sainsbury’s larger stores by the end of January. Consumers can drop off their old compact fluorescent lamps, also known as energy-saving light bulbs, at large ...

  • Recolight: Light bulb `recycling tsunami` in two years time

    In two or three years time there will be a “light bulb recycling tsunami” for energy-saving light bulbs as consumers start to recycle them, according to an industry expert. From 1 September, 100 watt and frosted incandescent (or old-style) light bulbs will be phased out and replaced with energy-efficient alternatives such as compact florescent lamps. The Department for Environment, Food and ...

  • Incandescent bulbs being phased out

    The phase out of the inefficient incandescent light bulbs is expected to be starting in 2012. The bulbs most relevant to consumers are the 40w, 60w, 75w and 100w standard incandescent light bulbs. The EISA (Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007) is providing a three year phase out that will start with the inefficient 100w bulbs the first year (2012). The second year will be the 75w bulbs ...


  • 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.

  • Recycle Online

    Recycle Online offer various sizes of containers for bulk recycling of light bulbs, batteries, electonic waste and lamp ballasts. The item price includes the container, outbound and return shipping, recycling fees, and recycling documentation. Bulk recycling straight fluorescent (2ft or less), HID, u-bend, and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and LEDs. Container capacity 79 lbs. Bulk recycling ...


    By Recycle Online

  • Environment Minister praises Recolight`s recycling scheme

    Environment Minister Dan Norris has praised retailer Sainsbury’s and waste electrical and electronic equipment producer compliance scheme Recolight for an innovative recycling initiative. Up to 200 Sainsbury’s stores are now providing recycling facilities for the co-collection of energy-saving light bulbs and portable batteries. New legislation means that from February 1 all retailers ...

  • Reduce, reuse and recycle - Pollution Prevention Week 2008

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to join organizations throughout the nation in celebrating National Pollution Prevention Week, September 15-21, 2008. Pollution Prevention or P2 means not creating pollution in the first place. P2 focuses on reducing waste at its source, reusing what can’t be reduced and recycling what otherwise would be thrown away! The keys to Pollution ...

  • Covanta Energy Facilities Recycle Used Rechargeable Batteries and Cell Phones in Honor of Earth Day

    In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, Covanta Energy, the nation's largest operator of the energy-from-waste facilities, is collecting used rechargeable batteries and cell phones for recycling. The collection is part of Covanta's Clean World Initiative, a company-wide sustainability movement that works to remove potentially ...


  • 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 ...

  • WWF welcomes fading of Europe’s incandescent glow

    WWF welcomes the ban on inefficient incandescent light bulbs, coming into effect in the EU from 1 September, but it says that equally energy wasting light bulbs like standard halogens should also be removed from the market. The phase-out ban voted by Member States in December 2008 will remove all conventional incandescent bulbs from the shelves by 2012 and save 15 million tons of CO2 annually by ...


    By WWF International

  • Settlement with EPA Spells Greener Future for Dry Cleaner on St. Thomas

    (New York, N.Y) In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the owner of the One Hour Martinizing laundry and dry cleaning operation on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands agreed to spend at least $40,000 on revamping operations to ultimately eliminate the use of a hazardous chemical at his Barbel Plaza facility. The owner will also pay a penalty of $5,000 for past violations ...

  • EPA Settlement with the City of Buffalo Protects Residents from Hazardous Waste and Materials

    Under the terms of an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Buffalo will host nine community recycling events to collect fluorescent light bulbs, electronic waste, and household hazardous waste from city residents. This program will reduce the likelihood of exposure by residents to harmful chemicals found in these products, while also reducing the amount of waste ...

  • 2009 a good year for energy conservation, says StatsCan

    According to a Statistics Canada survey released on this week more Canadian households are taking measures to conserve energy and help the environment.    These measures include switching to lights that consume less energy, depositing more unwanted electronics to drop-off centres, using programmable thermostats and relying less on bottled water. The report, based on 2009 data, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • T5 Retrofit Kit Series by LUXADD at MiaGreen Expo and on Video

    Lighting is the single largest user of electricity in the U.S. New, patented technology from LUXADD allows for easy retrofitting of older, less efficient fluorescent lighting systems to T5, the leader in energy efficiency and lighting quality. The T5 saves up to 73% on lighting energy and reduces a company’s carbon footprint up to 60% with just one simple “SNAP” ...


  • Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Adds Watts to Water Award to List of Sustainably Achievements

    The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel recently received the 2012 Watts to Water Award from the Denver Metro Building Owners and Managers Association. Watts to Water is a program targeting reduction of energy and water consumption in metro Denver area office buildings and hotels of 5,000 square feet or more. The Sheraton was given the award for Greatest Improvement in Efficiency. The program, ...


  • AISO.Net becomes the first public data center to join the U.S. Green Building Council

    Romoland, CA -- AISO.Net (http://www.aiso.net), California's first and only solar-powered hosting company announced today that they are the first and only public data center member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). AISO.Net joined the USGBC and the next step is to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the Council for the existing AISO.Net ...


  • EPA and Bayonne Medical Center team up to green the hospital

    (New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Bayonne Medical Center have entered into an agreement to work together to achieve a number of environmentally-beneficial goals, the first such agreement between EPA and a New Jersey Hospital. The agreement commits Bayonne Medical Center to participate in various EPA environmental stewardship programs, and provide technical assistance ...

  • 25th Anniversary of Pollution Prevention Act Serves as Reminder That Everyone Can Take Steps for a Healthy Environment

    Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrates Pollution Prevention Week – the third week in September – to highlight ways the agency is working with an array of organizations to prevent pollution right from the start. The 2015 week-long observance is particularly important since it marks the 25th anniversary of the Pollution Prevention Act, the law which established ...

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