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?
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