Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced a recycling program that enables customers in the United States and Canada to return used atomic absorption lamps. Under this new program, laboratories are invited to return used hollow cathode lamps for recycling.
This recycling service is offered through a collaboration with Veolia Environmental Services of North America. The purchase price covers provision of approved recycling containers and shipping costs enabling customers to return a maximum of five lamps for recycling.
Recycling containers are United Nations-rated and U.S. Department of Transportation-approved. Customers may access compliance documentation online, including a certificate of recycling that details specific waste types and quantities received.
"Agilent is pleased to offer our customers this safe, convenient way to recycle used hollow cathode lamps," said Agilent's Eric Vanclay, Spectroscopy Supplies product manager. "This program is part of our broader commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our products and help contribute to a greener planet."
This program enables Agilent customers to be in compliance with state and federal regulations controlling waste disposal. It also allows for the safe breakdown of the lamps and separation into glass, metal, plastic and electronic waste for recycling or disposal as appropriate.
Agilent is committed to conducting business in an ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. For more information on the recycling service, please visit www.agilent.com/chem/AArecycle.