CFL bulbs : environmentally friendly and sustainable?

Zutshi, Ambika 2011, CFL bulbs : environmentally friendly and sustainable?, Prabandhan : Indian journal of management, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 38-44.

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Title CFL bulbs : environmentally friendly and sustainable?
Author(s) Zutshi, Ambika
Journal name Prabandhan : Indian journal of management
Volume number 4
Issue number 3
Start page 38
End page 44
Total pages 7
Publisher Associated Management Consultants Pty.Ltd.
Place of publication New Delhi, India
Publication date 2011-03
ISSN 0975-2854
Keyword(s) Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL)
Disposal
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Incandescent Bulbs
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environment
Recycle
Summary The purpose of this paper is to document the positive and negative characteristics of using compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and to raise awareness and debate about the potential negative health effects resulting from prolonged exposure to CFLs. This is a theoretical paper and, primarily, incorporates the literature and the author’s experiences of CFLs. Governmental and non-governmental measures in the area of recycling and disposal of CFLs are also presented. This is a relatively new area of research; hence, very limited academic literature is currently available. Discussion of the issue of increased usage of CFLs is timely following heightened debate on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Increased debate amongst the policy and decision-makers will assist the public to make an informed decision. It is also anticipated that this debate will put pressure on the manufacturers of all types of bulbs, and government and non-governmental agencies to enhance their own and community initiatives to recycle and/or safely dispose of CFLs. No other similar review of the advantages and weaknesses of using CFLs has been undertaken that encourages the reader and potential users of CFLs to reflect on their choices.
Language eng
Field of Research 150501 Consumer-Oriented Product or Service Development
Socio Economic Objective 960703 Environmental Education and Awareness
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040152

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