there still not a clear answer on how to deal with mercury
In the mean time, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency suggested that manufacturer and solid waste management facilities can reduce mercury entering the environment from products that contain it by keeping mercury out of the waste stream, together with pollution control equipment. In addition, the EPA has listed out several steps that need to be carried out, including treating waste that cannot be recycled before disposing it. We, as a society also plays a part in keeping mercury out of the environment by buying mercury-free products and dispose mercury-containing products at hazardous waste facilities. Together, we can help keep our water free from mercury and keep our children safe.