Shining a Light on Mercury Lamps: Strategies for Safely Recycling Used Fluorescent Bulbs
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Energy-efficient fluorescent light bulbs help you cut your energy bill and lower your environmental impact. But CFLs contain a small amount of mercury - a potent neurotoxin - which can enter the environment and contribute to health risks if the bulbs are broken or discarded in regular trash. Hear about the lessons learned from the three states that have taken a producer responsibility approach for managing these toxic products.

12/11/2013
When: Dec. 11, 2013
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Contact: Evan Newell
(617) 236-8293

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This webinar was Co-hosted with the Nebraska Product Stewardship Coalition on December 11, 2013. 

To download the webinar presentation and listen to the recording, click here

Everyone knows that energy-efficient light bulbs help you cut your energy bill and lower your environmental impact. However, fluorescent light bulbs (e.g., CFLs) contain a small amount of mercury - a potent neurotoxin - which can enter the environment and contribute to health risks if the bulbs are broken or discarded in regular trash. The best way to keep these lamps out of the waste stream is to ensure that consumers have a convenient take-back option for their used bulbs. After providing an overview of the successes and challenges of establishing voluntary fluorescent lamp take-back programs in Nebraska, this webinar will highlight lessons learned from the three states that have taken a producer responsibility approach for managing these toxic products.

Featuring:

Carrie Hakencamp,
Executive Director
WasteCap Nebraska

 


 

Carole Cifrino
Product Management Program Manager
Maine Department of Environmental Protection

 

 

 

Kara Steward
Environmental Specialist, Ecology Waste 2 Resources Program
Wasington Department of Ecology

 

 

Jennifer Holliday
Compliance Program and Solid Waste Manager
Chittenden County Solid Waste District

 

 

Moderator:

Karen Shapiro
Senior Associate for Policy and Programs
Product Stewardship Institute

 

 

 

***THIS WEBINAR WAS PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE***

Thanks to grant funding from the USDA and Nebraska DEQ, we are able to provide this webinar for free.


The Product  Stewardship Institute, Inc. and the Nebraska Product Stewardship Coalition are equal opportunity employers and providers. Persons with disabilities who require alternatively formatted materials to ensure effective communication should contact Amanda Nicolson at 29 Stanhope St., Boston, MA 02116 or amanda@productstewardship.us.

This website was created in partnership with the Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. through funding from the USDA Utility Program. Opinions, findings, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed in this material are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Utility Program.

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