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  1. for MERCURY LIGHTS & CARPET PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP Kara J. Steward Waste 2 Resources Ecology

  2. Why CFLs? • More efficient • Longer lasting • Lower power demand • Cheaper than LED • Incandescent phase out Don’t throw them in the trash!

  3. Source: NEWMOA at www.newmoa.org

  4. What’s the Worry? • CFL contains 3-5 mg of mercury • Estimated 300 million CFLs sold in US each year = 1,500 kg mercury (= 1.6 tons) • Mercury from one broken CFL • Releases 200–800 μg/m3 mercury • Contaminate 1,000 gallons of water www.ecy.wa.gov/mercury/mercury_bulb_cleanup.html

  5. Where to Recycle ? • Local government collection • MRW, HHW • State agencies recycle • Gov Locke Executive Order 04-01 responsible purchasing • Take back programs • Retailers (Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, McLendons, Bartells) • Utilities (PSE and PUDs) • Curbside collection (Kent/Shoreline) • Producer mail back Don’t throw mercury lights in the trash!!!!

  6. WA Mercury Lights Law Stewardship Program • “Producers” = sell in or into WA • Finance the program, including • Collection • Transportation • Recycling • Public education • Fund Ecology oversight • Program starts January 2013 • Disposal Ban Jan 2013 RCW 70.275

  7. WA Mercury Lights Law Stewardship Program • Residential lights only • Homes, small businesses • Convenient collection • Every county • Every city >10,000 • No charge for drop off • Limited to 15 lights in 90 days • Other options • Mail-back program • Curbside collection (Shoreline, Kent) RCW 70.275

  8. What’s Next? • Collect producer fees • Write guidelines for plan content • Approve Producer Plans • Register collectors, curbside & mail-back programs • Work with stakeholders (that’s you!) • Get the word out: websites, newsletters, meetings, presentations

  9. Get Involved Register for the Listserv • Public • Recyclers • Retailers • Utilities • Collectors • Government • Haulers • Producers You will receive updates on program progress and opportunities to participate!

  10. Carpet Nationally • 27 million tons disposed annually (1.2% of MSW) • Recycling rate is 3% (2009) Washington • 145,000 tons disposed annually (3.2% of MSW) • 7th most prevalent item in waste stream (by weight ) • Recycling rate is 2% (2009)

  11. National Carpet MOU 2002 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) • 22 States and Carpet Industry • Diversion goal of 40% • Actual recycling rate to date: 3%

  12. NW Carpet Workgroup • Led by Seattle Public Utilities & King County • Multi-stakeholder process to increase carpet recycling in the region • Strategy document points to product stewardship • Environmental impact study • Recycling preferred choice • Reduces GHG emissions US carpet recyclers

  13. Stewardship Law California • Assembly Bill 2398 • Signed into law Sept 2010 • First and only in the country • Supported by the carpet industry • Program in place Jan 2012

  14. WA Stewardship Senate Bill 5110 • Introduced by Senator Kohl-Welles • Original draft based on CA’s law • Required carpet manufacturers fund a statewide recycling program • Introduced 2011 • Reintroduce in 2012

  15. Senate Bill 511o Bill required • Producers to: • Collect, transport, and recycle carpet at no cost to carpet installers, and with no fee at point of collection • Provide education and outreach • Ecology to: • Review producer plan(s) • Provide oversight/enforcement • Carpet retailers to: • Only sell compliant product

  16. What’s Next for Carpet? • Continued negotiations on NationalCarpet MOU 2012-2022 • Track the California implementation • Work with stakeholders • WA Legislation in 2012

  17. Questions? Ecology Contacts: Mercury Lights Kara.Steward@ecy.wa.gov 360.407.6250 • More information: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/mercurylights/ www.carpetrecovery.org/about.php Carpet Shannon.McClelland@ecy.wa.gov 360. 407.6398