05 Apr '11, 9pm

U.S. recycles only 2% of CFLs - here’s how to do better:

Every year, Americans recycle only 2 percent of the compact fluorescent light bulbs they toss . The unrecycled portion leads to the release of four tons of mercury into the environment annually. That’s almost 10 percent of the amount of mercury released by coal fired power plants, which are this country's No. 1 source of the fish-and-pregnant-woman-contaminating pollutant . The problem is that unlike, say, automotive batteries, which are the world's most recycled object , there is no federal law commanding the American sheeple to do the right thing with respect to light bulbs. Hell, it's easier to recycle a cell phone than a CFL. (Probably because a lot of our recycled cell phones are re-purposed for sale in the developing world, and contain valuable metals. Capitalism!) Fortunately, there are more places than ever to recycle your old CFLs. To figure out the easiest one, c...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-04-05-americans-are-crap-a...

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