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South West CDC holds Singapore's first light bulb recycling programme

Published on Jan 12, 2014 2:59 PM
 
Mayor of South West District, Dr Amy Khor, helping to screw in energy-efficient light bulbs for a lower-income household, one of the beneficiaries of the Recycle-A-Bulb programme, during a house visit. Over the next six months, residents in the South West District can have their used light bulbs exchanged for vouchers to buy energy-efficient bulbs at cost price. -- PHOTO: ZAOBAO

Over the next six months, residents in the South West District can have their used light bulbs exchanged for vouchers to buy energy-efficient bulbs at cost price.

The South West Community Development Council (CDC) launched Singapore's first light bulb recycling programme on Sunday as part of the district's drive towards environmental sustainability. To get the vouchers, residents can bring their used bulbs to 30 Residents' Committee Centres across the district that have been equipped with light bulb recycling bins.

Five per cent of the proceeds from the sales of the energy-efficient light bulbs will go towards providing lower-income residents with energy-efficient bulbs to help them save energy and cost.

Lighting recycler Global Lamp Recyclers will collect the used bulbs every month, dismantle them and recycle them as raw materials for other industries.

 
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