For over ten years IKEA has recognised the need to collect used light bulbs and batteries and provided a manual collection service for customers to return ESbs and batteries
IKEA wanted to increase bulb and battery recycling rates and initiated the development of the technology with reVend.
reVend has now installed Light Bulb Recycling machines in
The Light Bulb Reverse Vending Recycling Machines are sited in prominent positions for the Public to see the initiative in action as they need to be encouraged to improve recycling.
Low energy bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, we want to stop that going into people's dustbins and landfill
This machine takes the bulb away and rewards the customer, the machine recognises that it is a light bulb
The recycler is guided through the simple process by an exciting touch screen menu, the user then receives a reward incentive voucher, automatically dispensed by the machine.
The touch screen enables the user to choose from a large selection of different rewards, the user may even choose to donate to charity.
The user may choose a voucher for Free Coffee or they may choose to donate 10 pence to one of the four Corporate Charities UNICEF ,WWF , Save The Children, The Woodland Trust.
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Tweet reVend worked closely with IKEA, conducting a 14 month pilot at IKEA Lakeside testing Customer interface, incentive rewards and technology.
IKEA and customer requirements were studied by reVend when using the new technology and compliance with Legislative Drivers.
reVend Light Bulb Recycling Machine
The reVend Light Bulb Reverse Vending Recycling machine was developed by reVend utilising existing proven reverse vending platforms with added new technologies including mercury fume extractors, soft drop mechanism and light bulb video recognition.
The Light Bulb Recognition Database is updated regularly.The machines are automatically updated via telemetry from anywhere in the world by authorised users.If a new light bulb is launched on the market, the database is updated automatically to all reVend light bulb recycling reverse vending machines around the world.
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