LED Lights are energy-efficient and free from hazardous materials. They can have an even lower environmental footprint if recycled.
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LED (light-emitting-diode) bulbs are the tiny light bulbs used in many electrical appliances such as TVs, computers, torches, indicator buttons and a range of general lighting products. They are energy efficient, long-lasting, durable and free of mercury, lead and phosphorous.
The materials inside LEDs are all recyclable. Their recovery and reuse for new products means that finite natural resources are conserved, and greenhouse gases emissions reduced, compared to extracting and manufacturing from raw materials.
A number of waste management companies and lighting manufacturers offer collection and/or recycling services for LEDs. In some cases a fee may be applicable.
What happens when it's recycled?
Used LED bulbs are crushed before the materials are separated into glass, aluminium and other materials. Crushed glass is recovered for re-use in other glass products.