Recycling lamps, ballast and lighting components waste turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. Recycling universal waste conserves our natural resources, it saves money, creates jobs, eliminates waste in landfills, reduces harm to the environment, protects human health and saves energy. Veolia embraces this need through its corporate philosophy and tag-line: turning waste into a resource.
The world is facing both continuous growth in the amount of waste generated by human activities and the rising scarcity or depletion of natural resources. Under these circumstances, we must increasingly focus on recycling and reusing waste rather than on ways to dispose of it. The conversion of waste into a resource is essential to alleviate the scarcity of resources and continue world growth, as well as to protect the planet's natural equilibrium.
Lamps, ballast and lighting components usually contain mercury, lead and other heavy metals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or other harmful materials — all of which are considered toxic and hazardous to human health and the environment. The Environment and Climate Change Canada enacted rules and regulations to address the proper management of these materials.
We are one of the largest commercial recyclers of lamps and ballast in the world and work with a broad range of customers to offer environmentally-compliant recycling right here in Canada.
"Take Back the Light is proud to be partnered with Veolia North America in our commitment to sustainable development and environmental stewardship. Veolia has championed Take Back the Light's milestone of over 26 million lights recycled, by providing a full range of hazardous and non-hazardous waste services. Veolia's electronic recycling group processes material generated from almost every market sector, allowing responsible service providers a platform to demonstrate and flaunt their better business standards. By diverting lightbulbs from landfills and contributing to the circular economy, Veolia and Take Back the Light together have pledged to protect our environment, support responsible procurement and facilitate a resilient circular economy." - Jodi Houston, Program Manager, Take Back the Light – RCO
“Veolia has been a great asset for Robertson’s growing recycling program. With a great team and flexible options they constantly provide Robertson and our customers with quality service.” - Kate Sproat, Branch Operations Manager, Robertson Electric Wholesale
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