For a more sustainable world, we aim to “close the materials loop” and use resources as efficiently as possible; over the years, products are and will be increasingly re-gained and re-used.
Dealing with electronic waste is a concern for industry and society. E-Waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams, so it is important that the materials loop is closed and that our products are reused, refurbished, or recycled safely and effectively. In order to mitigate environmental and health risks related to e-waste, Philips Lighting has established Collection & Recycling Service Organizations (CRSOs) in 22 EU member states in collaboration with industry partners. The CRSOs manage the collection of lamps and ensure that 85-90% of a lamp is recycled, thereby closing the materials loop and enabling re-use of valuable resources and materials.
Globally, Philips Lighting strives to further increase collection and recycling and to set up new systems in other parts of the world, educate countries on how to manage collection and recycling, and to lobby with local governments for enabling legislation.