Residents in the South West District can exchange their used light bulbs for discount vouchers to buy energy-efficient bulbs at cost price - while helping lower-income households.
The South West Community Development Council (CDC) launched Singapore's first light bulb recycling programme as part of a drive towards environmental sustainability.
To get the vouchers, residents can take their used bulbs to the district's 30 Residents' Committee Centres, which are equipped with light bulb recycling bins. The 10% discount vouchers may be used at all 9 major Giant Hypermarts (Tampines, Parkway, Suntec, Vivocity, IMM, Pioneer Mall, Turf City, Sembawang, J10) as part of being our recycling partner.
Five per cent of the proceeds from the sales of the energy-efficient light bulbs will go towards providing lower-income residents with the same bulbs for free to help them save energy costs.
Every month, lighting recycler Global Lamp Recyclers will collect and recycle the used bulbs as raw materials for other industries. Lighting company General Electric Lighting will sponsor 2,000 energy-efficient light bulbs for 500 lower-income families and elderly residents living in one- to three-room flats in the district.