Small and large retailers across the country are providing a convenient fluorescent lamp collection and recycling
service to their customers. Store managers generally find these programs to be simple, successful and “the right
thing to do.” This service also benefits the retailer by increasing foot traffic, generating positive attention in
the local media and promoting the sale of energy efficient fluorescent lighting.
In a 2008-2009 project funded by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, Region 8, the Product Stewardship Institute (Boston) surveyed retail store managers that provide
fluorescent lamp collection and recycling services to their customers to develop strategies for the safe and simple
implementation of such services.