PEOPLE in Hud-dersfield are being urged to switch to energy saving light bulbs as winter approaches.
DIY retailer B&Q is launching the first ever nationwide light bulb amnesty this weekend in partnership with British Gas.
From today, anyone who takes a traditional light bulb to any B&Q store in England, Scotland and Wales, will receive two energy saving bulbs to replace it, helping customers to reduce both their carbon footprint and electricity bills.
Energy saving bulbs can last up to 15,000 hours compared with standard light bulbs which last 1,000-1,500 hours.
B&Q chief executive Euan Sutherland said: “As part of our commitment to One Planet Living we are dedicated to helping customers make their homes as energy efficient as possible, so we hope this light bulb amnesty will encourage people to make the small changes to their homes that are good for their pockets and good for the planet.”
The light bulb amnesty will run in all B&Q stores from October 31 to November 2.
All bulbs that are traded in will be recycled by the store.