[LINK] A toxic tinge to green light bulbs?

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Sun Mar 11 16:20:46 AEDT 2007

Partial answer to a question asked some time ago on Link.  Perhaps, if 
government is going to mandate anything like this, they should start at 
the end (disposal & recycling).


"Compact fluorescent light bulbs might help in the fight against climate 
change but could they cause problems with toxic waste down the track?"
"It's certainly a way forward and it's certainly better than burning 
wasteful incandescent lights. But we need to be aware that it is going 
to create a huge stockpile of toxic waste that needs to be dealt with,"
Apologies if this has already appeared on Link.  My phone line was down 
for over a week and I haven't read the backlog of messages.

David Boxall                         | "Cheer up" they said.
                                      | "Things could be worse."
                                      | So I cheered up and,
                                      | Sure enough, things got worse.
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