24 November 2016 - Telstra's Electronics Reuse and Recycling Strategy released.
30 June 2016 - Handbook for FluoroCycle Audit and Compliance
30 June 2016 - FluoroCycle Guidelines
21 June 2016 - Lighting Council Australia - Media Release: Phase-out of lighting technologies good for environment, good for community
"Recycling Exit Signage" Electrical Connection Magazine - posted 23 May 2016
For more information please visit www.exitcycle.org.au
Don't be alarmed; the steps outlined below are only precautions that reflect best practices for cleaning up a broken CFL. Keep in mind that CFLs contain a very small amount of mercury.
Be thorough in collecting broken glass and visible powder. Scoop up glass fragments and powder using stiff paper or cardboard. Use sticky tape, such as duct tape, to pick up any remaining small glass fragments and powder.
Place the used tape in the glass jar or plastic bag. See the detailed cleanup instructions for more information, and for differences in cleaning up hard surfaces versus carpeting or rugs. Place cleanup materials in a sealable container.
Amendments to the ESS Rule were gazetted on 8 April 2016 and will commence on 15 April 2016. This fact sheet provides important information to Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs) and Auditors about the amendments.
Recycling of mercury
If the postcode of an implementation is in the Metropolitan Levy Area all lighting equipment containing mercury must be recycled in accordance with the recycling requirements of a product stewardship scheme such as ‘FluoroCycle’ or equivalent. This requirement applies to all projects with an implementation date on or after 15 May 2016.