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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Managing mercury risks from energy-saving light bulbs

    Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use up to two-thirds less energy than standard incandescent bulbs. But CFLs contain mercury, a neurotoxin that can cause serious health problems. A global study calls for a strategic policy to address the risks associated with mercury emissions from CFLs. Exposure to high levels of mercury can permanently damage the brain, kidneys and developing foetus. ...

  • 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 run energy-saving light bulb and battery recycling scheme

    Sainsbury’s and light bulb recycling company Recolight will run a scheme to collect end-of-life energy saving light bulbs  and batteries from Sainsbury’s stores. The retailer claims that this makes Sainsbury’s the first supermarket to offer a joint collection of light bulbs and batteries for consumers. Recolight  chief executive Nigel Harvey told MRW: “We are very excited and we are ...

  • 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 ...


  • Green Lighting E-tailer GreenPoma.com to Exhibit Its Knowledge of Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs at New Hampshire Home Shows

    To reinforce its commitment to educating homeowners on the varieties and merits of modern energy-efficient light bulbs, GreenPoma.com, an online green lighting store, will devote 4 1/2 days in March 2010 to exhibit at the 43rd Annual New Hampshire State Home Show and The New Hampshire Old Home and Barn Exposition in Manchester. 'GreenPoma.com joins many great new exhibitors displaying the latest ...


    By GreenPoma.com

  • 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

  • The market for more eco-friendly lighting

    Use of environmentally-friendly LED lighting in Europe could play an important role in reducing energy consumption. A new report has now assessed the market for a mass adoption of such light sources, highlighting the need to ensure that the European lighting industry remains competitive. Solid State Lighting (SSL) is based on light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which convert electricity directly into ...

  • We-ef urban lighting takes the lead

    At the Light & Building fair in April, the German company We-ef presented a revolutionary LED framework for city lighting. We-ef compared the possibilities of LEDs to classic urban lighting and then developed a new lighting technique called OLC (One LED Concept). Here are the implications of OLC for budgets, the environment, and safety. In terms of economy and the environment, the term OLC calls ...


  • Recycle Now campaign launches new Recycling Locator

    WRAP’s Recycle Now campaign is supporting partners in their efforts to increase effective recycling with the launch of the Recycling Locator. The online tool is designed to help make recycling information clearer and more straightforward for householders, so they can easily find out how and where items can be recycled locally. It allows householders to identify the materials that are ...

  • First ultra-green, high performance LED personal task light unveiled by littlefootprint lighting

    LittleFootprint Lighting, a California-based pioneer of sustainably designed LED task lighting products made in the USA from recycled materials, including plastic from e-waste, announced today the introduction of its high performance HeronLED Personal Task Light for corporate and home office environments. "The HeronLED gives buyers the first-ever opportunity to select truly sustainable task ...

  • 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 ...

  • Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Holiday Lights

    This article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…” Be sure to check back for more entries soon. 5. Holiday lights have a long, fiery history. Candles were the original holiday lights, posing fire hazards for generations until Thomas Edison created the first electric ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy-Efficient Solutions Are the Way Forward in the Lighting Industry, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    Lighting technology developers have received a huge boost with the rising ecology trend and regulations introduced by governments throughout the world to ban inefficient light sources such as incandescent lamps. Many countries are encouraging the adoption of energy-saving solutions such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light emitting diodes (LEDs) and are appealing to citizens to use ...


    By Marketwire

  • Eldan customer a-line featured in Recycling Today

    Electrical equipment decommissioning firm A-Line, Waterloo, Iowa, turned to Eldan for an upgrade of its wire and cable processing system. America’s electrical grid is an underappreciated asset, taken for granted by many people who simply assume that when they flip a switch, power will flow into a light bulb, appliance or entertainment device. The ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • 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 ...

  • Could new on-street recycling facilities be coming to the UK?

    Recycling points, designed to collect items people may find it difficult to recycle elsewhere, may soon be launched on streets in the UK. Spanish company Blipvert, wants to introduce its Urban Green Point to the UK and has revealed they have already been in contact with Norwich City Council about it. The Urban Green Point is an on-street recycling device comprising of seven separate ...

  • Energy-efficient lighting retailer GreenPoma.com expands lineup of direct replacement LED lamps for residential use

    GreenPoma.com, an online retailer of premium environmentally friendly, energy-efficient lighting products, is pleased to announce that it will begin offering the LR6 Recessed Downlight from Cree, Inc. The downlight module, one of Cree's forward-looking LED lighting solutions, exceeds U.S. Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting standards for efficacy, light output, color quality and lifetime. ...


    By GreenPoma.com

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