Title: [GreenYes] Re: Sales and discards of CFLs
Unfortunately, these data are quite old (5+ years) and don't provide the data for the last few years. I would expect that the number has grown rapidly due to the push on CFLs.
If anyone can provide something newer and more comprehensive, that would be much appreciated.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address]On
> Behalf Of Mike
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 7:15 AM
> To: GreenYes
> Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Sales and discards of CFLs
> According to INFORM, see
> "620 million fluorescent lamps are discarded annually in the US,
> releasing from 2 to 4 tons of mercury per year.1"
> 1 Michael Aucott et al., "Release of Mercury from Broken Fluorescent
> Bulbs," Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, Vol. 53,
> February 2003.
> On Jan 15, 9:44 am, "Reindl, John" <Rei...@no.address> wrote:
> > Does anyone have any data on the number of CFLs sold and an
> estimate of the number discarded annually in the US over the
> past few years?
> > Thanks,
> > John