It’s reasonable to expect that materials sent for recycling will, in fact, be recycled.
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, with some waste types being illegally exported or ending up in landfill.
To assure clients that their waste is recycled, Ecocycle provides recycling certificates on request.
These certificates meet a number of needs:
- They provide evidence of compliance with internal corporate recycling targets
- For companies fulfilling tender requirements for lighting replacement activities, they confirm the quantities of materials that have been recycled
- They provide electrical contractors with a ‘value add’ proposition they can put to their clients
- They double as the certificates of destruction required by various government-initiated energy efficiency lighting replacement schemes.
Quality and environmental standards
Of course, generating a piece of paper is easy, so why can our certificates be relied upon?
To begin with, there is our extensive history as Australia’s most experienced lighting recycler.
For decades we have been safely recycling lighting waste under the licensing requirements and close scrutiny of environmental protection agencies around Australia.
On top of that, we have achieved accreditation under the full suite of international and regional safety, quality and environmental management systems that relate to our business.
Of particular relevance are international quality management standard ISO 9001, and environmental management standard ISO 14001.
How does it work?
Incoming lighting waste from clients is weighed and recorded before being sent to the crusher.
This first step results in the destruction of the lighting, and from there it’s a one-way process through glass recovery, metal recovery and mercury distillation.
As there’s no turning back after that first step, certificates can be generated as this stage.
This allows certificates to be provided shortly after the materials are originally received.
Each certificate is cross-referenced to the details of the original delivery to ensure integrity of the system.
Not just for the big guys
One way to combat this is for all workplaces that generate at least a carton full of lighting waste each year to set up their own, in-house recycling schemes.
Our recycling certificates are the perfect way your organisation can demonstrate its environmental credentials to its stakeholders.
To ensure the integrity of your lighting recycling efforts, partner with the experts.
Give us a call on 1300 32 62 92 or fill in the form below and we’ll be happy to explain how easy it is to get started.