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[GreenYes] [CPSC] Canadian government bans sale of incandescent light bulbs effective in 2012


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>From: "Bill Sheehan" <bill@no.address>
>Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 11:15:04 -0400
>Subject: [CPSC_Steering_Committee] FW: Canadian government bans sale
>of incandescent light bulbs effective in 2012
>
>fyi
>
>----------
>From: Raymond Gaudart [mailto:zerowaste@no.address]
>Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 11:08 AM
>Subject: CFLs
>
>Good morning everyone: In case you haven't heard, yesterday the
>Canadian government banned the sale of incandescent light bulbs
>effective in 2012. This morning on CBC (the national broadcaster) I
>heard a lighting specialist interviewed about the pros and cons of
>this move. Virtually the first "con" he mentioned was the mercury
>issue and the fact that the announcement didn't include a provision
>for safe disposal. I got the impression that he and others are
>expecting a subsequent announcement from the government regarding
>safe disposal. Since they have already required an EPR program for
>mercury switches from autos I would expect a similar route. Good
>news all around.
>
>Raymond Gaudart
>Director of Environmental Services
>Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
>#202 - 843 Rossland Ave., Trail, BC V1R 4S8
>P: 250.368.0232
>F: 250.368.3990

Gary Liss
916-652-7850
Fax: 916-652-0485
www.garyliss.com
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