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CFL bulb recycling container protects against toxic mercury vapour

VaporLok Products LLC : 03 October, 2012  (New Product)
A new Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) recycling container from VaporLok Products can safely hold up to four 13W, or up to three 23W used CFLs, protecting consumers from hazardous mercury vapours if the fragile bulbs inside are broken from mishandling.
CFL bulb recycling container protects against toxic mercury vapour

With the average CFL containing approximately 4mg of mercury, a single broken bulb can release vapour levels dangerous to consumers’ health. Exposure to mercury can cause neurological, kidney and brain damage in adults, children and foetuses.

Significantly, this CFL recycling solution is the only one that adsorbs mercury vapour inside the container to protect the consumer from vapours if the bag is opened with broken bulbs inside. It can also be used to collect bulb debris and cleanup materials from bulbs broken in the home by following the EPA’s clean-up procedures. The new recycling container effectively reduces mercury vapour concentrations to levels below the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) to help alleviate consumer concerns about mercury vapour exposure from broken CFLs.

This new CFL recycling method helps solve a huge recycling concern, as there are currently no collection programs or logistics in place to efficiently recycle millions of used CFLs, and most end up in landfills, from where their mercury content can leach into lakes, rivers and groundwater.

The container features a special foil bag material that prevents mercury vapours seeping through the bag, and further includes the patent-pending VaporLokCapture adsorbent pad technology that captures more than 95% of released mercury vapours inside the bag, protecting consumers from mercury exposure.

Consumers and businesses can purchase 3-packs of  VaporLokCapture recycling bags online for $6.99, including free shipping within the USA. When full, consumers can visit Earth911.com to easily find retailers or municipalities who accept CFLs for recycling, at no additional cost for most US locations.

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