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About the recycling of energy-saving lamps and solutions

Update:04 Jan 2019
Summary:

Recycling problem "It is very energy-efficient to use, […]

Recycling problem
"It is very energy-efficient to use, and there is no channel to take back." It has become one of the outstanding problems of electronic waste today. It is found that whether it is a supermarket or a waste recycling station, the waste energy-saving lamps are "not to be given by white." Some enterprises have engaged in public welfare recycling, but they are thought to have to renovate and sell energy-saving lamps. The energy-saving lamp recycling box should be padded with sponge and transported carefully. Mercury pollution may occur after the energy-saving lamps are scrapped. It is imperative to properly and properly dispose of used energy-saving lamps. The recycling of such mercury-containing energy-saving fluorescent lamps after being scrapped has become a national problem.
The Shanghai Electronic Waste Trading Center has a set of 1,700 tons of imported equipment for the disposal of waste energy-saving lamps. It is very rare in China. On this type of processing line, the staff wearing protective equipment will send the waste energy-saving lamps into the processing equipment, and then recover them by crushing and mercury absorption. It is understood that a staff member of the Shanghai Electronic Waste Trading Center is seriously "eat not enough", mainly relying on some organs to send some used lamps.
Only three units in the country have obtained the license to dispose of mercury-containing waste lamps in the country. However, due to high recycling and transportation costs and harsh transportation conditions, the operating rates of these three companies are not high.
Solution
First, vigorously promote the waste energy-saving lamps can not be "thrown away." It is necessary to increase publicity efforts to establish a social consensus that energy-saving lamps are strictly prohibited from being discarded and illegally handled as "critical waste."
The second is to strengthen the environmental responsibility of producers.
The third is to increase financial intervention.
It is necessary to improve the regulations on the prevention and control of electronic waste pollution. Enforce the system of recycling used electronic products by manufacturers; strictly implement the system of garbage sorting and recycling in cities, especially requiring large users to place used lamps at their designated locations. At the same time, the government must support the development of waste energy-saving lamp recycling industry. It is necessary to support and encourage the development of waste energy-saving lamp recycling business entities through measures such as financial support, tax incentives, and technology introduction, thereby achieving paid recycling and improving recycling efficiency.