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Used Fluorescent Lamp Recycling System

Technology / Service Summary

Fluorescent lamps are crushed, separated, washed. Recycled glass can be transformed into some glass material and other. Recovered metallic bases including Al are converted into Al raw material.


To recover mercury from used fluorescent lamp


Nomura Kohsan can recover not only mercury, but also glass and aluminum.


Almost 100 percentage of used flourescent lamp can be recycled.

Controlled Substance

Applicable Regions / Countries

  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • ASEAN countries

    Indonesia,Cambodia,Singapore,Thailand,Philippines,Brunei Darussalam,Viet Nam,Malaysia,Myanmar,Lao PDR


In Japan, Nomura Kohsan treated 9,000t of used flourescent lamps in 2020.
Nomura Kohsan have imported 75t of used flourescent lamps from the Philipines under the Basel Convention since 2007.

Related SDGs Goals

  • 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Used Fluorescent Lamp Recycling System