provincewide light recycling program already exists

by:ILED     2019-12-16
Compact fluorescent bulb (CFL).
Canada\'s new federal energy efficiency standard for light bulbs came into effect on January. 1, 2014.
Canada\'s new federal energy efficiency standard for light bulbs came into effect on January. 1, 2014.
In fact, the regulation prohibits the sale of old
After the current stock runs out, the style incandescent lamp eliminates 75-and 100-
Watt light bulbs on retail shelves while encouraging wider replacement of more energy
Efficient lighting technologies such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
High-Intensity Discharge lights (HIDs)
And fluorescent tubes.
Although the new regulations have been in place for some time, the federal plan to recycle these Mercury is not yet in place
Light bulb.
While some believe that this regulation is too early in the absence of such a Federal light recycling program, it is important to remember that effective, industrial
In several provinces in Canada, there are already led product recycling plans for these products, which may be a viable path for the rest of the country.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
There are currently regulations on light recycling in BC, Manitoba and Quebec.
These regulations are prescribed at the provincial level.
Of the three provinces with established regulations, B. C.
The most comprehensive industry in Canada
Light recycling, only on 2011 (
The program runs for the first year)
Responsible for the transfer of 400,000 residential fluorescent lamps and tubes from our landfill sites and waterways.
In 2013, the programme diverted more than three.
5 million lamps from the residential and industrial sectors.
The EPR regulation pushes responsibility to brand owners and first importers (Often retailers)
Lighting products to ensure effective recycling once the product reaches the terminalof-life. The B. C.
No-light cycle programfor-
Profits and 100 of industry funds, managing all aspects of the light recycling process, from establishing consumer and industrial collection sites, to signing contracts with processors that disassemble products into various components for recycling and reuse. The B. C.
Light Cycle\'s extensive collection system consists of more than 200 collection sites including retailers and recycling organizations (both non-
Profit and profit)
Local government recycling centers and transfer stations that provide the following services each yearRound recycling.
The collection system of the program accepts end-of-
Life Lamps, ballasts and fixtures from institutional, commercial and industrial sources effectively cover the source range of this waste.
A comprehensive solution like this can be an efficient platform for responsible management of lighting products, and it is likely to represent the best recycling solution for other provinces after the new federal regulations are introduced.
The strength of the EPR model is confirmed in numbers.
Considering that in Quebec, the RecycFluo light management project captured more than 3 million endsof-life mercury-
In the year of its establishment, there were lights.
In addition to criticism of the immaturity of federal regulations, many believe that a complete ban on incandescent lamps will eventually lead to the diffusion of mercury in our landfill because of the transfer to CFLs and other mercury --
Contains light bulbs.
While bulbs containing mercury do need to be carefully processed at the end of the life cycle, the fact is that the process of recycling these materials has now been demonstrated to be safe and effective.
In fact, in the process used by projects such as light cycle, up to 98 of the materials found in Mercury
Recycling bulbs.
In many cases, the re-production of these materials is more expensive, costly, and environmental invasive than the repeated use of these materials.
In addition, the average electricity consumption of fluorescent lamps is reduced by 75 compared with traditional incandescent lamps, and the duration is extended by 10 times.
In the long run, this huge energy saving will be a victory for Canada.
Perhaps what is needed most now is the transformation of our recycling model.
Rather than lamenting the absence of a federal plan, it would be better to discredit a major positive shift in Canadian energy efficiency, and we should seek good management models, such as those that have been B. C.
Manitoba and Quebec are in the form of EPR regulations.
Mark Kurschner is the president of light cycle.
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