In our house we’ve pretty much switched over all our lightbulbs to energy efficient ones, but if you haven’t (but want to) then the lightbulb amnesty may be for you.
The website reminds us:
London homes produce 40 per cent of the city’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – which contribute to climate change. If you’ve made any green New Year’s resolutions, one way to reduce your home’s CO2 emissions, and save money at the same time, is to use energy saving light bulbs.
The chance to switch comes this weekend:
from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 January you can bring one or two of your old light bulbs to any London branch of B&Q and you’ll be able to exchange them for an energy-saving alternative – for FREE!
Not convinced? They also try appealing to our pocket too:
A single energy saving bulb could save you up to £7 a year. And as an energy saving bulb lasts up to ten times longer than a standard one, you could save £60 before it needs replacing.
In fact, fitting all the lights in your house with energy saving bulbs could save you can incredible £600 over the lifetime of the bulbs.
You can find out the nearest place you can replace your bulbs this weekend here.