CFLs are wondeful...except when they're not. The miniscule amounts of mercury they contain aren't really bad for you. But when you add up the hundreds of thousands of the new bulbs that are being purchased, it's a real problem.
Either all that mercury can get wasted in landfills, or it could get reused by bulb companies. Unfortunately, there's no retail focus on recycling the bulbs. Even Wal-Mart, which has a serious love affair with the bulbs, currently has no plans to recycle CFLs.
But we're happy to announce that IKEA has become the first retailer to offer free recycling of any CFL that walks through its door. And while that's great for people who have an IKEA nearby, it doesn't really represent a full-blown solution. So let's go ahead and ask....hey, Wal-Mart...You wanna help us out here?
written by weee recycling, November 05, 2007
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