08 Jan '12, 3am

CFL disposal and recycling

First published October 2007, updated January 2012 I started using CFL bulbs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) in the 90's when they were still around 20 bucks a pop and were rather more cumbersome. Nowadays you can buy them for just a few dollars. Since the cost has plummeted and they come in all sorts of wattage, shapes and sizes to fit the vast majority of standard light fittings, there really is no point in buying incandescent bulbs any more. Incandescent bulbs not only consume excessive energy but also a hole in your wallet in comparison. Some countries, including the USA and Australia, have also officially sounded the death-knell for incandescent bulbs; phasing them out over the next few years. But a new predicament faces us - what to do with the bulb once it's completed its useful life. I've had several emails on this topic. It's been great to see environmentally consciou...

Full article: http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/157/1/CFL-disposa...

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