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Energy: Light Bulbs

Volume 718: debated on Monday 29 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned or funded research into the safe disposal of failed eco-friendly light bulbs. [HL2915]

In December 2008, Defra funded the “Impact Assessment of Energy Using Products (EuP) Implementing Measures for non-directional household lamps” as part of its work to transpose the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive into UK law. This assessment is available online in the Better Regulation Executive (BRE) library at:

Section 4.3 of the evidence attached to this impact assessment addresses the end-of-life phase, covering the key environmental impacts and associated disposal issues.