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Homebase to install collection points for low-energy light bulbs

Home improvement retailer Homebase is to provide in-store collection of low-energy light bulbs in an agreement with recycling scheme Recolight.

During the next six weeks, Recolight’s Bulbstore Mini collection containers will be rolled out across Homebase’s 320 stores nationwide. In accordance with the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) regulations, all low-energy light bulbs need to be recycled when they reach their end of life.

Recolight chief executive Nigel Harvey said: “We are committed to making it as easy as possible for people to recycle their old low-energy light bulbs, and to raise awareness of the importance of doing so.

“Homebase has more than 70 million customers through its stores each year, so we believe this partnership will enable us to spread the recycling message more widely and provide convenient collection locations for customers.”

As part of the agreement, volunteers collecting light bulbs in their community under Recolight’s CoBRA scheme will also be able to use Homebase stores as drop-off points.

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