Presentation Overview Who is K-Light Recycling? Why is lamp recycling important?

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Presentation OverviewWho is K-Light Recycling?

Why is lamp recycling important?

What is the recycling process?

What does it cost?

How can businesses start recycling?

Who isK-Light Recycling?K-Light Recycling is a locally owned and operated company

We Recycle:

Fluorescent TubesHID LampsU-Bent & Compact BulbsMercury Vapour Lamps

Our Clients

K-Light Recycling serves clients from all across the prairie provinces

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Corporate InformationOur Vision: 100% of Lighting Waste Recycled

Our Mission

Provide a recycling service to individuals and businesses so that they may minimize their environmental footprint.

Our Values Ensure 100% of our clients materials are recycled Model our business through environmentally responsible operations Support the local economy Be responsive to the needs of our clients

Why Should We Be Concerned?

One gram of mercury can render the fish in a 20 acre lake unfit for consumption.

Fluorescent tubes typically contain mercury, lead and copper which are irreversibly damaging the soil and water.

The approximate 3 to 40 milligrams of mercury in one 4 foot fluorescent tube can pollute 30,000 litres of water the equivalent of a backyard pool.

What is the Magnitude of the Problem?

Waste lamps whether broken or intact contribute about 1,150 kg/year of mercury to landfill each year bound to the phosphor powder on the glass These releases can be reduced through recycling and safe disposal of lamps.

(2001 Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, Canada-Wide Standard for Mercury-Containing Lamps)

Recycling:A Moral Obligation?

In the United States, it is illegal to dispose of fluorescent lamps in a landfill due to the mercury content. Canadian law has not yet created legislation.

Some Saskatchewan community bylaws prohibit local landfills to accept fluorescent lamps.

Do individuals and businesses have a moral obligation over and above what is legally required?

Recycling Process

Mercury & Phosphor PowderMetalsGlassPlastic

CardboardReclaimed Waste:Metals

Transported to local recyclers for re-manufacturing

Reclaimed Waste:Glass

Glass is recycled into reflective beads for highway paint, used in sandblasting or as road base.

Reclaimed Waste:Mercury

Phosphor powder from recycled lights contains mercury which can be reclaimed through intense heat and distillation processes. This mercury can be re-used in new bulbs, thermostats, mercury switches, along with a wide variety of other products.

Reclaimed Waste:Plastic & Cardboard

Transported to local recyclers for re-use in paper and plastic products.

Typical Storage Practices

Safe Storage Solutions &Pick-up Options

Conclusion

K-Light Recycling is working hard to provide a service to environmentally conscientious businesses.

We live by our commitment to recycle 100% of lighting products.

As a company that exemplifies green practices, we encourage others to assess and reduce their environmental impact for a more sustainable future.

For More Information

John BrodnerK-Light Recycling1665 St. John StreetRegina, Saskatchewan S4P 1R6Phone: (306) 359-3059Fax: (306) 359-0018E-mail: klightrecycling@sasktel.net

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