By Frances Willick, CBC News, June 26, 2017 

Bill C-238, which received royal assent Thursday, aims to reduce amount of mercury that goes to landfill

Canadians will soon have guidance from the federal government on how to dispose of mercury-containing light bulbs in an environmentally responsible way.

Bill C-238, a new act that sets out rules for a national light bulb disposal strategy, received royal assent on Thursday.

The National Strategy for Safe and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act commits the government to identify ways to dispose of mercury-containing light bulbs safely and establish guidelines for facilities that dispose of them, and then promote the program to Canadians.

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