Epson Projector Lamp Recycling Program

Being the long term global leader in projectors and an active participant in the protection of natural resources, Epson leads the way in environmental responsibility by operating the Epson Projector Lamp Recycling Program for used projector lamps. Through this program, Epson collects used projector lamps of any manufacturer at locations in every state in Australia. Lamps are then transported to a plant for processing, greatly reducing the rate of disposal of these products into landfill and avoiding potential environmental damage as a result.

Consumers simply take their used lamps to an Epson collection point. From here, lamps are returned to a processing plant for crushing. Components are separated, with environmentally harmful chemicals such as mercury removed and neutralised through distillation. Other components are melted down for re-use. Through this process, approximately 97% of an average projector lamp can be recycled; reducing what would otherwise be e-waste from entering the environment.


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Milestones in Epson’s Continuing Environmental Activities

2008
3rd Environmental Benchmark Year: Seiko Epson Corporation launches its Environmental Vision towards 2050.

2007
Epson works with the World Wildlife Fund to create its paper procurement policy that takes into consideration the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of the forests where the wood for its paper production is sourced.

2006
Epson meets the requirements of the RoHS Directive which bans the placing, on the EU market, of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

2004
Epson joins the UN Global Compact which outlines ten universal principles, focused on respect for human rights, labour, the environment and prevention of corruption, which members must incorporate into their business practices.

2004
Seiko Quartz Astron 35SQ, the world’s first quartz watch receives the IEEE milestone award.

2004
Zero emissions (Level 1 - the 100% recycling of all waste generated from business activities) achieved at all Epson companies in Japan + all Epson manufacturing companies outside Japan

2002
98.6% elimination of lead of solders, electrode parts and materials for metal parts, is achieved as a result of the work of its Lead Free Promotion Committee.

2002
Epson receives the Corporate Innovation Recognition Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE).

2001
ISO 14001 Certification is obtained for Environmental Management Systems at all the Company’s business sites around the world.

2000
Epson ecology label is launched.

1999
Epson becomes one of the first company to voluntarily collect and recycle used information equipment (printers, scanners, projectors, POS systems etc) from companies.

1998
2nd Environmental Benchmark Year: Establishes General Environmental Policy and Epson Recycling centre.

1997
Epson receives EPA Award: Best-of-the-Best Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award.

1993
Complete elimination of specific CFCs from all production processes, worldwide, is achieved.

1992
Complete elimination of specific CFCs from production processes is achieved at all factories and affiliates in Japan.

1988
1st Environmental Benchmark Year: Begins CFC free initiatives and establishes CFC phase out centre.