Osram Sylvania and Veolia Environmental Services expand recycling partnership to Canada
By Anthony Capkun
October 4, 2011 – Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC (the hazardous waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp.) and Osram Sylvania are expanding their joint online program to offer RecyclePak recycling kits to Canada.
RecyclePak is Veolia Environmental Services’ complete pre-paid lamp and ballast recycling solution. One price includes everything needed to recycle, including shipping to and from a facility, packaging and recycling, and written compliance documentation.
This collaboration began in 2006 when Osram Sylvania sought a lamp recycling solution for customers’ small quantities of mercury-containing lamps and ballasts. Veolia RecyclePak lamp and ballast recycling kits provided that solution, and the two companies launched what they call an industry-first web program. Working together, they say they also designed and introduced the first recycling kit for small quantities of CFLs generated by consumers.