CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs) save energy and money, but can be hazardous to your health and the environment if they are not handled correctly. A CFL contains a small amount of mercury that is released when broken, harming the environmental, animals and you. Hardware stores and other facilities will take your CFLs.
Why this Matters
For My Organization
Recycling CFLs prevents your organization from unknowingly exposing employees and the environment the hazardous vapors.
For New Orleans
Overall, New Orleans benefits from responsible individuals making sure to properly recycle CFLs. It ensures a minimal risk of mercury exposure to citizens, and makes sure no broken CFLs end up in landfills or public spaces.