mercury lamp recycling News

  • Mercury Recycling suffers drop in sales

    Lamp and mercury waste recycler Mercury Recycling is looking at expanding into battery and LCD display recycling after it experienced a 9% sales drop in 2009. Its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009 showed that Mercury Recycling remained profitable despite sales dropping from GBP£3.074 million to GBP£2.789 million in 2009. Pre-tax profits finished at GBP£333,000 but were down ...

  • WEEE recycling firm faces mercury charges

    An electrical recycling firm charged with exposing employees to mercury will appear at Huddersfield Magistrates Court on 20 July. Electrical Waste Recycling Group, based in Kirkheaton in Huddersfield, is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive. Company director Craig Thompson is also facing charges. The firm recycles waste electrical and electronic equipment, including light tubes ...

  • 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® ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • MA DEP mercury regulations

    Name & Citation of Regulation(s) Collection, Recycling, Labeling and Sales Ban of Mercury-added Products; and Disposal Prohibition of Mercury-added Products in Solid Waste–310 CMR 19.00 (amended), 74.00 (amended), 75.00 (amended), 76.00 (added). Brief Explanation and Rationale for Changes Signed into law in July 2006, the “Massachusetts ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

  • 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 ...


  • 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, ...

  • 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. ...

  • Lamp manufacturers and recolight taken to high court over `anti-competitive` behaviour

    Electrical wholesaler City Electrical Factors (CEF) and WEEE and lamp recyclers Electrical Waste Recycling Group (EWRG) have brought High Court proceedings against four of the major lamp manufacturers and producer compliance scheme Recolight in a dispute over allegedly refusing to accept or be responsible for any lamps collected by CEF and EWRG. CEF UK general manager Alan Jackson sits on the ...

  • 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 Ltd.

  • 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 ...


  • Great Lakes States Seek Comment on Mercury Reduction Strategy

    CHICAGO, Illinois, August 29, 2007 (ENS) - The Great Lakes Regional Collaboration has opened a 60 day public comment period for its Draft Great Lakes Mercury In Products Phase-Down Strategy. In April 2006, the GLRC began development of a basin-wide strategy for the phase-down of mercury in products and waste. The proposal calls for action in five product areas and five economic sectors ...

  • Electronics Recycling Asia

    November 13 - 16, 2012, Guangzhou, China Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum The next top quality conference regarding E-scrap recycling will take place from November 13 - 16, 2012 in exciting Guangzhou, host of the world famous Canton Fair. During the conference, leading recycling experts from around the world – ...


    By ICM AG

  • Electronics Recycling Asia

    November 13 -16, 2012, Guangzhou, China Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum The major recycling conference in China, Electronics Recycling Asia organized by World Recycling Forum, will take place from November 13 – 16, 2012 in exciting Guangzhou, host of the world famous Canton Fair. During the ...


    By ICM AG

  • Call for Papers for Electronics Recycling Asia

    Electronics Recycling Asia November 13 - 15, 2013, Singapore Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum The next top quality conference in electronics recycling will take place from November 13 - 15, 2013 in exciting Singapore. During the conference, leading recycling experts from around ...


    By ICM AG

  • AERC Recycling Solutions to Exhibit at 2013 Pennsylvania Recycling Industries Congress

    The event is taking place at the State Capitol of Pennsylvania East Wing Rotunda on Tuesday, January 22 Flanders, NJ (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 AERC.com, Inc. (AERC Recycling Solutions), one of the largest electronics and Universal Waste recyclers in the United States, is scheduled to exhibit at the 2013 Pennsylvania ...


    By AERC Recycling Solutions

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., in St. Joseph, Mo., to Pay Penalty and Build New Hazardous Waste Facility for Mercury Violations

    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., a veterinary health products company, has agreed to pay a $68,475 civil penalty to the United States to settle a series of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act violations based on its mishandling of mercury waste in St. Joseph, Mo. In addition to paying the civil penalty, the company will spend a minimum of $300,000 to build a state-of-the art hazardous ...

  • 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 ...

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