Recolamp Association announced it collected 67 tons of waste- burnt out light bulbs and fluorescent light tubes- in the first half of this year, which represented 35 percent growth on the previous year.
Recolamp’s infrastructure for the collection of the waste increased to 6,400 locations at the end of June 2011. At the end of last year, the infrastructure network numbered 5,500 specialized containers.
Recolamp was founded 4 years ago and has collected and recycled over 450 tons of waste until now.
However, of all the companies, industrial platforms, hospitals and institutions that received containers from Recolamp, only 26 percent of them have ever delivered their waste.
“On average, during the first half of the year, 9 public institutions or companies contact us every day at the free of charge phone number 0800.888.666 to require that their waste is taken away. Compared to 2010, the number of calls has increased by 55 percent. These notifications from our partners sum up more than half a ton of burnt light bulbs and fluorescent tubes that we take over every day and recycle,” according to Raul Pop, general manager of Recolamp.