Only 2% of mercury-containing CFLs are recycled | Grist

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Every year, Americans recycle only 2 percent of the compact fluorescent light bulbs they toss. The unrecycled portion leads to the release of four tons of mercury into the environment annually. That’s almost 10 percent of the amount of mercury released by coal fired power plants, which are this country’s No. 1 source of the fish-and-pregnant-woman-contaminating pollutant.

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