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Home Depot Expands Green Initiative

Atlanta The Home Depot announced Tuesday it has launched a national compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb recycling initiative, to accompany its in-store energy conservation program.

The chainwide bulb-recycling initiative, a free service, is reportedly the first such offering made so widely available by a retailer in the United States and offers customers additional options for making environmentally conscious decisions from purchase to disposal.

The Home Depot Canada launched a CFL recycling program in November 2007.

At each Home Depot store, customers bring in expired, unbroken CFL bulbs for recycling in an environmentally compliant manner.

In addition to the CFL recycling program, Home Depot has also launched an in-store energy-conservation program to switch light fixture showrooms in U.S. stores from incandescent bulbs to CFLs by fall 2008 and save $16 million annually in energy costs.