An educational CD promoting the recycling of mercury-containing lamps is now available through the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers (ALMR), the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). The CD is a result of the Lamp Recycling Outreach Project (LROP) a cooperative agreement between the ALMR and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and funded by the EPA. Under this grant, ALMR, NEMA, and SWANA have collaborated to assist business and local governments with diversion programs to keep mercury-containing lamps out of municipal waste and mercury out of the environment.
The CD-ROM contains:
1. A short video overview of the mercury lighting and recycling issues;
2. Specific information targeted at many groups that handle mercury lamps, including business owners, state governments, electrical distributors, environmental organizations, and solid waste professionals;
3. Contact information for each stateÆs primary regulatory agency;
4. State-by-state recycling resources, guidance, etc.;
5. A state-by-state comparison of stringency policies and federal regulations; and
6. A comprehensive list of recyclers and recycling resources.
Copies of the CD-ROM are available on a limited basis at no cost by contacting ALMR, NEMA, or SWANA. The main website for the outreach project is operated by NEMA at www.lamprecycle.org. Additional information about lamp recycling can be found at www.almr.org, or at the EPAÆs information page, www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/id/univwast/lamp.htm.