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PSI National Dialogue on Fluorescent Lighting

PSI National Dialogue on Fluorescent Lighting

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PSI National Dialogue on Fluorescent Lighting

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  1. PSI National Dialogue on Fluorescent Lighting

  2. Promote use of energy efficient lighting while eliminating or reducing the amount of mercury and other toxins entering the environment during the lifecycle of fluorescent lamps. Overall Dialogue Goal: Fluorescent Lighting

  3. Reduce environmental impact of manufacture of fluorescent lighting. Increase manufacture and procurement of environmentally preferable lighting. Maximize safe collection and recycling of spent lamps from households and businesses. Develop nationally-coordinated system that is financially sustainable. Specific Dialogue Goals

  4. Dialogue Participants

  5. Manufacturers: GE, OSRAM-SYLVANIA, NEMA, Philips Recyclers: ALMR, EcoLights, WM/LampTracker Environmental organizations: Mercury Policy Project, NEWMOA, WCRC, Women’s Voices for the Earth, Sierra Club Dialogue Participants

  6. Dialogue Process Action Plan 3 in person meetings Infrastructure Workgroup Focused on collection infrastructure for consumer sector Commercial sector infrastructure exists and will grow with demand Bans & Enforcement Workgroup Promoting education & enforcement of existing bans Promoting disposal bans in more states Financing Workgroup 6

  7. Areas of Agreement Promote use of fluorescent lamps (for now) All fluorescent lamps should be recycled Not just those exciting little curvy ones! Comprehensive bans only w/ certain caveats Commercial: Infrastructure & financing systems in place Residential/small business: Infrastructure & financing needed; not gov’t 7

  8. State Legislative Sessions PSI provided letters of support/comment and in-person testimony CA* MA ME OR WA NEMA withdrew from dialogue PSI follow-up items 9

  9. Other Activities “7 Steps to Retail Collection” Disposal bans document 10

  10. Other Activit “7 Steps to Retail Collection” Disposal bans document 11

  11. “No airfare” dialogue process continues Breakage (use, collection/transport) Commercial sector recycling Hg export ban impacts? Hg content LEDs as next generation Promote retail collection Next Steps

  12. Washington Department of Ecology U.S. EPA Regions 5 & 8 Many sponsorships! Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County NEMA Snohomish County UT Department of Environmental Quality Veolia Wal-Mart Waste Management/LampTracker Funders

  13. As goes Maine…so goes the nation!