Everyone must certainly be familiar with the fluorescent lamp, whether tube (linear) or compact. There are several lamps in most households. There are even more of them in companies and offices where energy costs are an important and monitored indicator. However their constantly more frequent use brings a serious problem – what to do with them when they stop working?
Modern lamps contain trace quantities of mercury. They certainly have no place in an ordinary waste bin. A broken fluorescent lamp in a dustbin or in a dump is dangerous to the environment.
80 percent of households are aware of the need to recycle energy-saving lamps. However in practice only two-fifths of Czech households recycle these “energy-savers” despite the available collection network.