CFL Recycling Law for Manufacturers

While Maine is the first state to pass the CFL Recycling law, companies around the country, such as Home Depot, accept CFLs for recycling. Photo: Charlesandhudson.com
Maine Passes CFL Recycling Law for Manufacturers – Earth911.com

Maine is the first state to pass a law requiring companies that manufacture compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to fund recycling programs. Known as Legislative Directive 973, the law also establishes standards for the amount of mercury present in each bulb.

Similar recycling legislation is currently being reviewed in California, Massachusetts and Vermont, while California already passed a law enforcing mercury content.

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