MU Helps Small Businesses Recycle

1 decade 3 years 9 months ago Wednesday, September 13 2006 Sep 13, 2006 Wednesday, September 13, 2006 7:20:49 PM CDT September 13, 2006 in News

"So all the shelter workshop is doing is consolidating in one place and packaging them real nice so that they don't get broken," explained Marie Steinwachs, director of MU Waste Management.

The bulbs go to a facility at the Lake of the Ozarks, where the metal ends, glass and phosphorus are recycled. In addition, all shipping materials, such as the cardboard boxes, shrinkwrap and wooden palettes also are recycled.

Missouri retailers sell 13 million fluorescent light bulbs each year, although only 1.3 million are recycled.

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