Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) are an efficient alternative to tradtional lighting because they consume a fifth of the energy used by incandescent lamps, reducing demand for electricity However, because they contain mercury its use requires policies for environmental management. This study aims to analyze the regulatoIy framework for environmental management and use of CFLs Analysis must be countries like the US, China and the European Community have carried out plans for incorporating LFC and in parallel have developed environmental policies and reducing the mercury content of these lamps, demomtrating, environmental and social responsibility in the matter.
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- Compact fluorescent lamps
- Environmental management
- Mercury pollution