Wednesday, August 20, 2008

CF Bulbs: The Downside

There are many positives for CF bulbs (compact fluorescent--the curly ones), though there is one downside: the trace amounts of mercury. Mercury is a toxic element, and is very harmful to the environment. If you have burned-out CF bulbs, you can return them to the place that you purchased them. They will properly dispose of them there. Break a CF bulb? There are some guidelines that you must follow! Read here to see the guidelines that EPA.gov has given.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This link is helpful for the proper disposal of the CFL bulbs. Ikea also takes these bulbs back if you bring them to a store. http://www.gelighting.com/na/home_lighting/ask_us/faq_compact.htm#disposal

Anonymous said...

Here's a great article on CFL's!

http://www.thedailygreen.com/going-green/tips/recycle-cfls-460128?src=nl&mag=tdg&list=dgr&kw=ist