Rare Earth Recovery Sciences, LLC (RERS) signs an agreement with Lighting Resources, LLC to process phosphorous powder recovered from recycled fluorescent bulbs. RERS has developed a patented technology to recover the valuable rare earth metals contained within the phosphorous powder. These rare earth metals are used in the manufacturing of electronics including military weaponry. Because most rare earth metals are imported into the United States, this process will help provide some U.S. produced rare earth metals.
Lighting Resources, LLC is one of the nation’s largest recyclers of fluorescent bulbs and lamps, alkaline and lithium batteries, lamp ballasts, and related universal wastes. The EZ on the Earth Division is one of the nation’s largest providers of mail-back recycle kits for these types of wastes.