Launch of new low energy lightbulb recycling in Tewkesbury...   Info and names from Julie Davies .. 01684 272354

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?

Led light ribbon on the table

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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