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CFL Recycling. Lamps and Mercury CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs) - Approximately 290 million sold in 2007 - Available for recycling 7-10 years.

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1 CFL Recycling

2 Lamps and Mercury CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs) - Approximately 290 million sold in Available for recycling 7-10 years later - Current average is 3 to 4 mg Linear Fluorescent -Approximately 600 million in Available for recycling 4-6 years later (commercial lamps) -Average mercury content is 8.3 mg Residential recycling remains around 2% per year

3 Recycling Infrastructure Local Household Hazardous Waste Collections - Depend upon the state and the community - Not well publicized - Free or a fee; sporadic Retail Collection - Ikea - Ace Hardware - Home Depot

4 Local Government & Retailers Local government and retailers -Local government recruits retailers - Retailers serve as collection points - Local government provides expertise and promotion - Funding source varies

5 Local Government & Utilities Local government and utilities - Utility funding - collection & recycling - promotion - Style of program varies - mail-back recycling - dedicated pick-up - retailers as collection points

6 Local Ordinances Landfill bans Local Ordinances

7 Federal Government Outreach and Education - website: - National Campaign Product Stewardship Institute Dialogue on Fluorescent Lighting -Goal: Promote energy- efficient lighting while reducing mercury and other toxins entering into the environment - Three focus areas: infrastructure, financing, bans / enforcement,

8 Contact Us Allison Watanabe US EPA / Office of Solid Waste


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