IKEA takes-back Household Batteries & Light Bulbs
According to Schaumburg Recycling Coordinator, IKEA has announced, they are now able to take back household batteries and light bulbs at their Schaumburg facility. IKEA, which has been located in Schaumburg for nearly five years, operates under a simple philosophy. Following is an excerpt from their philosophy:
Our business idea is based on a partnership with the customer. First we do our part. Our designers work with manufacturers to find smart ways to make furniture using existing production processes. Then our buyers look all over the world for good suppliers with the most suitable raw materials. Next, we buy on a global scale so that we can get the best deals, and you can get the lowest price.
Then you do your part. Using the IKEA catalog and visiting the store, you choose the furniture yourself and pick it up at the self-serve warehouse. Because most items are packed flat, you can get them home easily, and assemble them yourself. This means we don't charge you for things you can easily do on your own. So together we save money...for a better everyday life.
This perspective has also led them to merchandise many other household items, including a wide variety of low energy lighting and batteries. In keeping with their idea of partnership with the customer, the store in Schaumburg can now make it easy to dispose of spent bulbs and power cells in an environmentally responsible way. IKEA pays the rather substantial recycling charges (around 20% of the retail selling price); that's their part. You bring in the bulbs and batteries; that is your part!
Ariel Mayer contributes and publishes news editorial to http://www.discount-light-bulbs.com.
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