Mercury Policy Project

Promoting policies to eliminate mercury use and reduce mercury exposure

Mercury Lighting Recycling Bill Passed!

March 15th, 2010

The Washington Legislature passed a bill, EESB 5543, which requires lightbulb manufacturers to finance a statewide recycling program for lights containing mercury, including compact florescent light (CFLS). The producer-pays aspect of this bill is based on product stewardship. The recycling program will take effect on January 1st, 2013. For more detail, see press releases from King County and Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation and Northwest Energy Coalition.

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