ALMR-The Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers

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Lamp Recycling

An Educational CD released by the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers (ALMR), along with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). This CD promotes recycling mercury-containing lamps and provides specific information about Federal and state-specific guidlines for their proper disposal.

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Lamp Recycling Project CD

Mercury and the Environment


Lamps

Mercury in Lighting

Mercury is a naturally ocurring element of the earth. Increasingly, people have become familiar with the environmental and human health impacts associated with mercury and its compounds; however, many are not aware that mercury is an essential component of most energy-efficient lamps.

A Lake

Mercury in Fish

Mercury is bioaccumulative in the food chain, and there are many species of fish, both fresh and salt water, that contain levels unsafe for human consumption.
Click here to read more (via EPA)

River

Water Issues

When fluorescent lights break in solid waste containers and moisture is present, mercury can leak out and become a water quality issue.
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Common Sources

Do you Work with any of these items that contain mercury? Click here to read more (via EPA)