Q's Daily DIY Green Tips: The CFL Footprint
One of the chief agruments against the use of compact fluorescent light bulb's is their carbon footprint. When examining the life of a CFL from pre-cradle to grave, people have voiced a number of concerns. A CFL has more components then an incandescent bulb and logically requires more raw materials to produce. Also, CFL's are made in China and India requiring them to be shipped to the US before distribution and sale. Take this for what it is and explore this topic more if it triggers any interest for you. When next shopping for light bulbs, have a look and see where incandescent bulbs are manufactured.