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On the Rise: Improving Mercury Thermostat Collection Programs

Wednesday May 18, 2016 (1:00-2:30 pm Eastern)

Many older household thermostats contain mercury—a toxic heavy metal that can pollute our waterways and cause serious human health problems when it enters the environment. Recycling mercury thermostats is an easy way to prevent the health and environmental impacts this metal can pose. On this free webinar, PSI’s expert speakers will explore lessons learned from successful mandatory and voluntary mercury thermostat recycling initiatives, and discuss how these tactics can help improve collection programs around the country. What incentive, policy, and collection strategies best drive mercury thermostat recycling? What innovative outreach and education techniques encourage both contractors and the public to return mercury thermostats for recycling? How can we increase the engagement, commitment, and interest of established collection sites, including those situated at household hazardous waste drop-off locations? 

Complete with an ample Q&A period, this webinar will leave you with a list of tangible techniques for increasing mercury thermostat collection in your area.  

Interested in learning more? Read PSI's new guide, Lessons Learned: Voluntary Mercury Thermostat Take-Back Programs.




 Matt Newman

Director, Business Management





Karen Knaebel

Hazardous Waste Program

VT Dept. of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC)




Suna Bayrakal

Senior Associate for Policy and Programs

Product Stewardship Institute





Scott Cassel (Moderator)

Chief Executive Officer

Product Stewardship Institute