Posted by: The Paris Apartment | April 5, 2011

Just think about it

CFL BULBS HARM THE ENVIRONMENT AND EACH POLLUTES 6000 GALLONS OF GROUND WATER WHEN PUT IN THE TRASH ACCORDING TO THE EPA WEBSITE.

IF ONE IS BROKEN EVACULATE CHILDREN & PETS FROM THE ROOM AND OPEN ALL WINDOWS FOR 15 MINUTES. DO NOT VACCUUM AND THROW AWAY ALL FABRIC PARTICLES HAVE TOUCHED. TAKE OLD BULBS TO HOME DEPOT.

BETTER YET BOYCOTT THESE BOMBS!

Why is it that the ONLY recycling info on the packages says ‘Comply with local recycling laws?’ How is someone forced to use these in Peru or even Miami Beach (where recycling is virtually non-existent, it’s not mandatory by law for buildings or even Starbucks to recycle anything at all), going to get rid of the dead ones? When the hundreds of millions of these that are being spread equally over the planet start to make their impact we are going to pollute our water. I don’t make this stuff up, it’s on the EPA website.

Those who defend them as burning less coal, please do not comment, as that is not an issue on the table. Please stop defending them when we should not be looking for ways to reduce coal so much as to eradicate the use of it.

We know how to make bulbs that last 100 years. They can be dimmed and disposed of at home. The CFLs are just another version of planned obsolescence, keeping consumers consuming something new to keep us from looking at the truth, that these are made and lobbied for years via GE and there is a bottom line that CEO Jeffery Immelt is looking at, wringing his hands and counting the money. Like everything GE does, these will leave their trail of devastation. But in this case we’re being brainwashed into polluting our  own waters under the guise of doing something good.

Immelt should be prosecuted for spending hundreds of thousands on the lobby, then receiving stimulus, moving lightbulb production overseas, destroying the world and turning his back on the environment. With GE’s record it’s easy to see where Jeff will lead the world. Google ‘GE Superfund Sites’ and see for yourself. GE is the world’s #1 polluter along with their partner, World Bank.

God I didn’t want to know all this but now that I do I have to let it out. Make your own decision, I’m tired of trying to convince, just want to point out the facts.

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Responses

  1. Welcome back!
    March seems to have passed by very quickly ;-)

    About switching to CFLs,
    people at home don’t save that much in switching either…
    one reason is that the common cheaper CFLs (“energy saving” lights )
    draw twice the energy from the power plant than what your meter suggests – but users of course have to pay
    for that eventually too
    (look up CFL “power factor” online, or http://ceolas.net/#li15eux
    with more about the lack of savings from the ban)

    Simple light bulbs are safe and popular products,
    that don’t burn coal and don’t release any CO2 gas!
    = If there is a problem, deal with the problem!

    Much more relevant savings of actual “energy waste” comes from power plant and grid changes, and from preventing the unnecessary usage of products eg night lighting in buildings,
    rather than from preventing the personal choices of what appliances people want to use in their homes.


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