Why Lighting Equipment Should Be Recycled?
Fluorescent bulbs and lamps should be recycled after they reach the end of their life due to the high amount of mercury they contain. The amount of mercury in a fluorescent is between 3.5-15 milligrams, depending on the manufacturer and year of manufacture. Although the amount of mercury used in light bulbs has decreased in the last two decades, manufacturers have not yet produced bulbs that do not use mercury completely. Bulbs often break when dumped in garbage, trash, or buried in the ground. On the other hand, recycling these light bulbs enables the recovery and reuse of glass, metals, and other materials. Fluorescent lamps are the second type of waste with the highest mercury among total waste and they are safely disposed of in our facility. In our facility, fluorescent lamps, lamps in flat and round shapes LED bulbs and other lighting equipments are safely destroyed in our destruction machine in a closed environment. During this process, toxic mercury and phosphorus dust in the lighting equipment are kept with the help of filters and disposed of without causing any risk to the environment. We recycle all lighting equipment in our licensed facility, which operates under environmental legislation.
E-Waste and Sustainable Development Goals
It is seen that the e-waste sector has a very important place in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) goals. The presence of very dangerous elements such as lead, mercury, and cadmium in electronic waste poses a great health hazard for all living things. In addition to these, the management of e-waste creates different business areas, provides employment opportunities, and we support the Sustainable Development Goals in economic terms by providing different opportunities to entrepreneurs.