Tens of millions of lamps are disposed each year in Europe, representing a major environmental challenge.

These lamps have been collected and recycled for several years, and the recycling industry is based on the principle of voluntary contribution of lamps users to a collection point.

In France, Récylum is the company in charge of organizing collection.

Once collected, the lamps are sorted and recycled by specialized recycling companies that valorize mainly glass and metals.

Since the Solvay project start-up, the phosphorescent powder has been valorized, where it becomes the raw material, and will be now sent to Saint Fons instead of being eliminated.