Fluorescent Lamp Recycling: 10 Steps to a Successful Program

Hospitals operate all day, every day, year round. Fluorescent lamps can help hospitals significantly reduce their energy consumption. They use one quarter the energy of incandescent lamps and last as much as ten times longer. However, fluorescent lamps contain the toxic element mercury. When broken or improperly disposed of, fluorescent lamps may release mercury into the air, water and soil, and thus pose a threat to human health and the environment.