All 48 components that make up ECOBULB® CFLs, (including capacitors, transistors, lead-in wires, and solder points) were tested by SGS and found to contain lower levels of harmful materials, including: Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, PBBs, and PBDEs. The amount of mercury in a CFL is extremely small. So small, that all of the mercury contained in a single CFL can fit onto the tip of a pen. The actual average is estimated to be about 2-3mg. Even so, because CFL’s contain trace amounts of these materials, Feit Electric recommends proper disposal and recycling in order to prevent contaminating our environment.
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Feit Electric’s RECYCLEPAK program offers several consumer and commercial recycling options, which include a pack that will fill up with about 8-12 burned out bulbs. Just attach the prepaid shipping label and your retired fluorescent bulbs will be responsibly recycled. Note larger sizes and community packs are also available.