State of end-of-life lamp management in Canada

Baseline report

The baseline report describes the state of end-of-life lamp management in Canada in 2017. Data gathered under the measurement framework will be compared with the baseline data.

Baseline report  

Diversion rates of lamps containing mercury across Canada in 2017

The estimated diversion rate for lamps containing mercury across Canada in 2017 was 34% or about 22 million lamps. 

This table shows the estimated diversion rates for each province and territory and for Canada as a whole. Data for some jurisdictions are incomplete or were not available for 2017. See the baseline report for more information.

Jurisdiction

Lamps containing mercury diverted in 2017

Compact fluorescent lamps, Linear fluorescent lamps, and high intensity discharge lamp sales in 2012

Diversion rate

Mercury entering the environment from lamps (kg)

British Columbia

4,257,880

9,200,000

46%

34

Alberta

1,800,000

7,900,000

23%

42

Saskatchewan

450,000

2,200,000

20%

12

Manitoba

2,100,000

2,600,000

81%

3.4

Ontario

8,600,000

25,300,000

34%

115

Quebec

4,010,000

14,400,000

28%

71

New Brunswick

~20,000

1,200,000

2%

8.0

Nova Scotia

960,000

1,500,000

64%

3.7

Prince Edward Island

81,834

240,000

34%

1.1

Newfoundland and Labrador

~15,000

840,000

2%

5.6

The Territories

Unknown

Unknown

N/A

N/A

Canada

22,000,000

65,000,000

34%

~300

Measurement framework for the national strategy

A measurement framework was created to determine the effectiveness of the national strategy’s actions on diversion (recycling) rates over time. We will collect data on lamp diversion annually. The framework describes:

Measurement framework

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