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Swap old light bulbs for free spring flowers 13.08.15

A BLOOMING marvellous new scheme allows people to swap their old energy-saving light bulbs for spring flowering bulbs - for free.
The Great Bulb Exchange has just been launched by WEEE Ireland in association with the Irish lighting industry and hardware stores nationwide.
Greenfingered Inishowen people can get their free swap at branches of Inishowen Co-Op in Buncrana, Carn and Moville.
Customers can simply bring back their waste CFL/energy saving bulbs to participating hardware suppliers and get beautiful spring flowering bulbs in exchange at no extra charge.
Woodies, Arro, Homevalue, Expert Hardware and Topline are all taking part in the nationwide scheme which runs for the next four weeks.
Almost 3 million waste lamps were collected by WEEE Ireland in association with Irish Lamp Recycling last year.
However, about two-thirds of old bulbs are still going into general household rubbish bins or are being hoarded at home.
WEEE Ireland chief executive Leo Donovan said: “It is our hope that The Great Bulb Exchange grows the awareness of recycling when people are changing energy saving bulbs in the home and that these unwanted bulbs end up being recycled and not thrown into the bin.”
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