Environmental News

EPA Revises Cleanup Tips for Broken CFL Bulbs

Posted 03-07-2011

Fluorescent light bulbs contain a small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing. When a fluorescent bulb breaks in your home, some of this mercury is released as mercury vapor. The broken bulb can continue to release mercury vapor until it is cleaned up and removed from the residence. More »

Veolia Environmental Services: A Key Role in Turn-Key Recycling Solutions

Posted 06-22-2010

With technical expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, a full-time customer service team and invaluable liability protection, there is a reason why Veolia Environmental Services has proved to be an important partner for the electrical distribution and lighting industries. More »

New Mercury Product Disposal Bill in Tennessee Signed into Law (Bill, SB 2403)

Posted 06-02-2010

Solid Waste Disposal - As enacted, enacts the "Mercury Product Disposal Control Act." - Amends TCA Title 68, Chapter 211. Prohibits the landfill disposal of mercury-containing products, including lamps, from most generators. More »

What are The Best Fluorescent Bulb Disposal Options?

Posted 05-13-2010

For all the energy fluorescent lights save, they come with a little string attached. At the end of their lives, the lamps can have a serious but often overlooked impact on the environment: the release of mercury into the environment each time one of the fragile lamps breaks. More »

Facility Managers Have Reasons to Consider Recycling Spent Fluorescent Lamps

Posted 04-21-2010

Twenty-first century facility managers and 19th-century hat-makers may have something in common. In the 1800s, hat manufacturers used mercury to make felt hats. The workers, inhaling the fumes, often suffered from mercury poisoning. More »

Veolia Recognized As Sustainability Supplier of the Year by Grainger

Posted 04-21-2010

Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., the hazardous waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America, was presented with Grainger’s first ever Sustainability Supplier of the Year award at Grainger’s annual Partners in Performance conference held recently in Schaumburg, Ill. More »
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