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How to Properly Discard Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Other Items

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How to Properly Discard Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Other Items

I just came across an interesting piece on Grist that points out that only about 2% of Americans recycle compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Replacing incandescents with CFLs is a common trend in the world of household energy-efficiency. But all florescent lights contain mercury – which is a very harmful neurotoxin. If CFLs are tossed in the trash, they end up in the landfill and mercury will eventually work its way into the environment. In fact, as a result of discarded….

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