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July , 2014
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Bright but toxic: The CFL bulbs that Bengaluru is unable to handle

Source: Citizen Matters, Date: July , 2014

We feel good about the savings Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) achieve in terms of energy efficiency and cost, and the bright lights that light up our homes. The city of Bengaluru sees high CFL usage. However, once a CFL loses its life, what does one do? Throw it carelessly into dustbin away from one’s eyes, and forget it? What happens to it then?

Here’s what happens. The CFL light joins a pile of garbage, tied inside a plastic cover. Then it goes to either a landfill, or to an auto-segregation waste processing unit. It is crushed there and joins the pile of other waste, normally kept for composting.

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http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/bengaluru-no-cfl-disposal-policy-how-to-dispose-cfl

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