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[GreenYes] Re: Guidelines for CFL Giveaways

Title: [GreenYes] Re: Guidelines for CFL Giveaways

I've been thinking about this for a while.  Have come to the
conclusion that all CFLs ought to have a protective outer casing--as
many already do.

I've broken, and seen broken, quite a few of the usual spiral kind,
but have never broken the tube of a covered one.

What do others think about this?


At 07:08 PM 4/18/2008 -0400, Bill Sheehan wrote:
>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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