karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Default)
Yesterday, [livejournal.com profile] undyingking pointed out this article about the correct treatment of broken energy saving lightbulbs. Until then I had been unaware that they contain mercury which is quite a problematic substance if it's not handled properly, i.e. just dumped in the bin.

In an attempt to look into this further, I contacted ebulbshop.com where I get my CLF lightbulbs from, asking about tips for disposal and why isn't any easily accessible info about the mercury issue on their website.
I first got a quick blah response directing me to their website (which hasn't got any info I could find) and this website which deals with recycling of problematic products. After I complained about the lack of info about the potential environmental hazard of a product that is supposed to be good for the environment (by using less energy), I got another, rather impressive response, from the MD no less:
Full email )

I was very impressed and will report on anything happening. I'd be happy if they include a clearly visible link to a page pointing out the potential hazard and disposal instructions.

(crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] greenlifestyle)

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