Taking in consideration that those bulbs with mercury in them last up to 6 years - much longer than the old ones - you can figure out how much more expensive they are going to be.
There are not yet - refering to Sweden and Germany probably other EU countries no special containers to get rid of them - so they are thrown out in glass containers, normal containers or what ever.
Friends in Germany told me they can get rid of the bulbs every half year at some special pick up truck.
I had one supposedly to last for 6 years and it brooke after a few weeks.
The new one I put in gave a kind of whistling sound. Called the electrician who right away told me not to use it as it already was broken. Good that I have good hearing.
Let us get rid of these dangerous bulbs. Just another one of the EU not thought through laws.