CFLs -- Don???t Throw Them Away!


Subject:
Pollutants & Toxic Substances , California: Environment & Energy , Recycling and Reuse , Mercury

Description:
"Replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) is a great way to reduce electrical use ... but throwing them away in your regular trash can lead to soil and water pollution because CFLs contain small amounts of mercury." This site provides a directory of "free, local and convenient ways for California residents to recycle CFLs (and other household wastes such as batteries and electronic devices)." From the California Public Utilities Commission.

Publisher:
California Public Utilities Commission

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/consumers/080210_cfls.htm


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