Recycling Fluorescent Bulbs

I'm a big advocate of compact fluorescent bulbs, one of the easiest ways to reduce the carbon footprint of a typical household. Tonight my wife pointed out that recycling fluorescent bulbs is an ecological imperative, and she's right. But it turns out that almost no one is doing it!
According to a report entitled, Household Universal Waste Generation in California, August 2002, there were 15,555,556 fluorescent lamps sold in California in the year 2001. According to survey results published in the report, only 0.21% of these lamps were recycled.
So keep buying those florescent bulbs, but make sure you recycle them when they're used up. Go to Earth 911 to find a recycling location near you.

2 comments:

Mark said...

According to a report entitled, Household Universal Waste Generation in California, August 2002

Would you mind providing the source of the report?

Thanks

Dingo said...

Thanks for the comment, Mark. The link is below, and I've added it to the post.

http://tinyurl.com/2xv22y

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