- It is estimated that approximately 30 million fluorescent lamps are disposed of annually.
- In 2008, approximately 7% of fluorescent lamps were collected for recycling.
- This 7% figure represents approximately 312 kilograms of mercury.
- It also represents over 8 million kilograms of glass, 100,000 kilograms of metal, and 128,000 kilograms of phosphor.
About Recycling Council of OntarioRecycling Council of Ontario (RCO) is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization committed to minimizing society's impact on the environment by eliminating waste. RCO's mission is to inform and educate all members of society about the avoidance of waste, efficient use of resources, and the benefits and/or consequences of these activities. Visit www.rco.on.ca. About Veolia Environmental Services Based in Chicago, Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. (VESNA) is a trusted partner to industry, helping solve the unique challenges of safely managing waste and maintaining efficient operating processes. The company’s service offering includes turn-key industrial cleaning and maintenance services, and the treatment, recycling and disposal of hazardous and regulated wastes in North America. VESNA has approximately 5,400 employees and reported revenues of $800 million in 2012. Veolia Environmental Services is the global reference in waste, cleaning and resource management. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE) (Paris Euronext: VIE), recorded annual revenues of over $38.8 billion in 2012. For more information, visit the company's website at www.VeoliaES.com.