Ireland Bans Incandescent Light Bulbs

Ireland became the first nation today to introduce a plan to ban incandescent light bulbs, hoping to eliminate them from store shelves by the start of 2009.

| December 2007 Web

Ireland announced today that it is planning to pass legislation banning incandescent light bulbs from store shelves, hopefully as soon as a few months from now. In order to prove its commitment to the environment, and to save more than 70,000 tons of carbon emissions each year, Ireland has become the first nation to propose legislation banning the outdated bulbs. Several other European Union nations, among them France, Holland and England, also hope to ban the bulbs within the next couple of years. Read more... 

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More about global green efforts

• India plans to replace all incandescent light bulbs with CFLs by 2012.

• China has outlawed plastic bag use in an effort to cut down on crude oil usage.

• A recent study found that eco-friendly consumer behavior is increasing worldwide.

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