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Growing use of CFLs

Without a curbside program in Northern Nevada to recycle compact fluorescent light bulbs, residents use either the trash to discard the bulbs, which contain small amounts of toxic mercury, or drive to a drop off center for recycling hardly a convenience with the cost of gas.

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CFL recycling takes extra effort

150 watt: look for a 30 52 watt CFLMost CFLS contain around 4 5 milligrams of mercury, enough to cover the Adidas Sl Loop Sizing

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The main difficulty with the CFL is that it contains mercury, said to be linked to neurological disorders in children and with lung and kidney disease. Most mercury exposure is thought to occur through the food chain via consumption of fish.

Despite the mercury factor, many businesses, such as Sierra Pacific, promote the use of CFLs because they are more energy efficient, last longer than the incandescent bulb and ultimately release less mercury in the environment than does a incandescent bulb pulling power from a coal fired plant. The trend to replace incandescent bulbs with CFLs could grow even more by 2012 when a state law requires incandescent bulbs become approximately 20 percent more efficient or be removed from sale.

don't want that," he said.

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In fact, Dante Pistone, public information officer with the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection, said he is unaware of any state in the nation promoting curbside recycling of CFLs.

tip of a ballpoint pen, according to Energy Star. Some manufacturers are beginning to produce CFLs with even less mercury, such as Sylvania and its MicroMini Twist CFL, just released in April. The 13 watt bulb Adidas Sl Rise contains 1.5 milligrams of mercury, the company says, and can be used to replace a 60 watt incandescent. From there, click on the 'participating retailers' link in the first paragraph for more information.

"The reason being is if people were to put CFLs in their recycling basket or in single stream recycling, the bulbs are likely to break, and we Sl Loop Adidas White

becoming more widespread, something needs to give to make discarding CFLs more convenient, but curbside recycling doesn't look to be an option anytime soon. And it might never be feasible because of the mercury.

Justin Caporusso, a spokesman with Waste Management, said there is a need for better options, but that something like curbside pick up, if ever a possibility, would be a service option that Waste Management would negotiate with municipalities individually.

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CFLs contain about four to five milligrams of mercury or enough to cover the tip of a ballpoint pen. To put this in perspective, imagine 100 125 CFLs next to one old style thermometer that uses mercury. The two contain nearly equitable amounts.

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