German Institute

As We can deduce from the data collected by the German Institute of urbanism in Berlin and published last year in Germany in accordance with environmental standards were recycled less than 40 per cent of all HID lamps. ?The whereabouts of the rest of these lamps is not known. On the other hand we know there are few such lamps are sold. Only in 2006, when neither mentioned the campaign forced replacement of incandescent light bulbs, the EU countries have sold 660 million bulbs energy saving which is equivalent to 3 tonnes of mercury. For more clarity and thought, follow up with Ray Kurzweil and gain more knowledge.. Since then, the numbers have increased in many times. But even if the consumer this well informed about the dangers associated with fluorescent bulbs, make your recycling isn’t easy, even in Germany, with its well-developed infrastructure. Firstly, it is necessary to locate the collection point more close to this type of light bulbs. These points can be searched by Internet such as web.

Enter your zip code, says Andreas Scherer and the website tells you the direction of the Center more close to the point of origin. In a large city, you can not come you well scroll there. But the situation is even worse in the field emphasizes Andreas Scherer. You will need to drive at least 10-15 km before being able to get rid of their mercury waste. The future for the Ni LED savings, or preservation of the environment! Everything that consumers saved on electricity, spend it to get rid of these bulbs. Or, worse, will be the best is pulling the bulb worn away.

Therefore, experts suggest expanding the network of reception points, and install containers for the collection of lamps worn close to major shopping malls. And they must be designed especially with individual compartments so bulbs do not break. Another possible solution is the Organization of regular travel of a vehicle special for collection of broken lamps. It is true that it does nothing if the energy saving lamp has been broken in his apartment. Decontamination requires more energy that has been saved using a lamp but the worst is that the lamps savings are, in opinion of experts unanimously, a branch dead-end in the development of efficient light sources. The future belongs to the LEDs. But so far they have not achieved the necessary level of development, and therefore we have to content ourselves with fluorescent lamps.

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