Q. Fluorescent bulbs are not listed as a Focus Material, but they do contain mercury. Does this mean they should be managed as a Focus Material?
A. The definition of Focus Materials states “materials in end-of-life electronic equipment that warrant greater care.” Therefore, the focus material management requirements would not apply to fluorescent bulbs that were not part of end-of-life electronic equipment. That said, fluorescent bulbs must be managed legally and responsibly in accordance to other legal or environmental, health and safety requirements, and Provisions 1 and 4 of the R2 Standard.