Saturday, 19 March 2011

Fluorescent Lamps Disposal

Fluorescent Lamps
Research shows that there are over 100 million fluorescent and highway lamps used in the United Kingdom each year which produce in excess of 3,100 tonnes of waste material which, until recently, has ended up in landfill sites.

Even though each lamp only contains a small amount or Mercury the sheer volume of waste means that large quantities of hazardous Mercury could find their way into our land and water supplies.
The Mercury from only one fluorescent tube can contaminate up to 30,000 litres of water beyond a safe standard for drinking.
It is no longer legal to use landfill sites for fluorescent lamp disposal and the modern and environmentally sound treatment is to recycle the fluorescent lamps extracting the glass and metal components and distilling the elemental Mercury from the powder in the lamps for reuse.
Ecolamp offer this recycling service and have a simple pricing structure based on a price for the storage unit and price for collection and recycling of the contents.

Ecolamp provide WEEE regulations compliant storage, disposal, collection and recycling solutions for fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, linear fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs Compact fluorescent light bulbs.

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