Bertie goes on tour

As of the 8th of August I’m getting my 15 minutes of fame!

Well in fact it’s 6 days of touring the UK, as I undertake the official Bertie Bulb Tour of Britain. I will be visiting two councils and 12 Homebase stores across the country to raise awareness of the importance of recycling. Did you know that 8 out of 10 people who use energy efficient light bulbs don’t even know we need to be recycled?
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Why do low-energy light bulbs need to be recycled?

More and more of you lovely people are now using low energy light bulbs like me – in fact most households now have at least one and some of you may have little Berties all over the place. What you may not know is that low-energy light bulbs, which are also known as energy-saving light bulbs or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), contain a small amount of mercury. It’s the mercury that gives them their long life. Low-energy light bulbs usually last over six times as long as traditional incandescent light bulbs, and use a quarter of the power. More importantly we save you energy and reduce your electricity costs.
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