Lighting - Recycling Fluorescent Lamps

12 March 2015 1:56 PM | Anonymous member

Mercury is an essential ingredient of fluorescent lamps (tubes, CFLs, etc). But did you know that 90% of fluorescent lamps are just dumped in landfill? From the dump, the mercury can find its way into the water and accumulates in plants and animals. 

But every element of a fluorescent lamp can be recycled. Fluorocycle is signatory program run by the Lighting Council Australia that encourages the safe disposal and recycling fluorescent lamps.

Make sure your electrician and building management responsibly dispose of fluorescent lamps. Your firm can also join 240 other businesses as a FluoroCycle signatory
(it's free!) and publicly commit to keeping mercury out of landfill. 

  Fluorocycle presentation (PDF) - presented by Lorraine Lilley to the AusLSA Melbourne Sustainability Champions Network, February 2015.

Fluorocycle Blog post on AusLSA website. 

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