In order to save energy, the Government has encouraged public to use energy-saving LED luminaires and to replace incandescent light bulbs. Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has introduced 'Waster Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035' to reduce and recycle waste. For example, fluorescent lamps recycling program has been implemented since 2008 March. The programme purpose is to recycle the toxic substance (such as mercury). As for LED luminaires, they are not categorised as chemical and non-toxic, there is no recycling program for LED. However, the luminaires contain valuable elements and they should be recycled. We will launch a recycling programme to facilitate and encourage to recycle LED luminaires.
Why recycling LED luminaires
Metal, glass and plastic components are recyclable. It is good to reuse and recycle these components so we can conserve valuable resources and reduce need less waste.
What to recycle
Environmental Protection Department is building a new community recycling network, including 'Recycling Stations', 'Recycling Stores' and 'Recycling Spots'. At least eight common types of recyclables, including paper, metals, glass bottles, regulated electrical equipment, small electrical appliances, fluorescent lamps and rechargeable batteries, could be recycled in the recycling networks.
LED luminaires contain different recyclable parts spent to recycling network.