IKEA Stores Recycle Compact Fluorescent Lights and Batteries

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 24, 2016
References: ikea & ikea
In addition to eco-friendly initiatives such as switching to LED bulbs and creating energy-saving appliances, IKEA also runs a recycling program that allows consumers to drop off expired compact fluorescent lights and old batteries.

IKEA's 'Take Back' program is a recycling initiative that is completely free to consumers. Consumers can easily come into any store and drop off expired batteries and compact fluorescent lights by slotting them into designated bins. Because these items contain low levels of mercury, the company helps to provide a safer way to dispose of the common household items. Not only is the program completely free, but consumers are even permitted to bring in non-IKEA brands.

By giving consumers a convenient place to drop off old bulbs and batteries, IKEA ultimately helps to keep mercury out of local landfills and further solidifies the brand's commitment to sustainability.