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[GreenYes] Guidelines for CFL Giveaways

Title: [GreenYes] Guidelines for CFL Giveaways

Giving away compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) is a popular activity -
especially around Earth Day -- to help reduce energy use and global warming
impacts.  But the bulbs contain mercury and there is little effective
collection infrastructure for spent bulbs.  The attached 3 page fact sheet,
Guidelines for Selecting, Distributing and Recycling
Environmentally-Preferable Light Bulbs During Mass Giveaways, gives advice
on selecting the least toxic, most energy-efficient bulbs and for developing
the private take-back infrastructure need to recover them at end of life. It
was produced by the Sierra Club <> , Green
Purchasing Institute, Product Policy Institute
<>  and Mercury Policy Project
<> .

Bill Sheehan
Executive Director
Product Policy Institute
P.O. Box 48433
Athens, GA 30604  USA
Tel:  706-613-0710
Email:  bill@no.address
Web: <>

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