Ambilamp achieves milestone of recycling 200 million bulbs

Since its foundation in 2005, AMBILAMP has collected over 27,000 tonnes of waste bulbs for recycling, the equivalent of 200,000,000 units.



Spanish Secretary of State for the Environment, Hugo Morán, yesterday joined AMBILAMP representatives to recycle the Association’s 200 millionth lightbulb. The event took place in the main Concert Hall at the Caixa Forum and was attended by over 200 people. 14 years after its creation, AMBILAMP, Spanish Association for the Recycling of Lighting Products, yesterday brought together numerous important actors from the recycling world to celebrate the recycling of the 200 millionth lightbulb. AMBILAMP also availed of the opportunity to offer an exclusive presentation of its new advertising campaign, which will be running on television, radio, the press and outdoor advertising elements from today. The campaign will run in Spain’s main media outlets.

Benito Rodríguez, President of AMBILAMP, and Juan Carlos Enrique, CEO of the Association, accompanied Secretary of State for the Environment, Hugo Morán, in this celebration of recycling. A celebration representing a historic milestone in lightbulb recycling, the recycling of the 200 millionth unit.

During his speech, Hugo Morán, Secretary of State for the Environment, highlighted “waste management as one of the key elements in the transition to a more sustainable economic model; a circular model of producing – consuming – and recycling, rather than throwing away”. “We want waste, and waste lighting equipment, which is the subject of today’s event, to cease to be considered as waste and to begin to be thought of as what it really is: raw material for the manufacture of another product”, pointed out Mr Morán.

Benito Rodríguez, President of AMBILAMP pointed out that “it is a great pleasure to have the presence of the Secretary of State for the Environment at this event. This event not only celebrates this recycling milestone but also the good recycling and environmental work that has enabled us to achieve recycling rates that seemed very distant and difficult-to-achieve when we embarked on this adventure in 2005. It has been a great challenge but we have managed to meet it”