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First Light Bulb Recycling Machine Debuts At IKEA
January 13, 2012

Revend Recycling Limited, a UK distributor and operator of reverse vending machines, has launched an innovative machine for the collection and recycling of domestic light bulbs and domestic batteries. The patented reVend is the first residential reverse-vending light bulb recycling machine of its type in the world, jointly designed and developed by Revend Recycling and Repant ASA, a corporation listed on the Norwegian Stock Exchange.

The light bulb recycling machine has an add-on unit, as an option, for the collection and recycling of domestic batteries, which contain valuable and scarce natural mineral resources.

Increased demand for light bulb recycling during the international changeover to compact fluorescent and LED domestic light bulbs, and the recycling of domestic batteries, are key environmental policies for governments worldwide, the EU Commission, and the United Nations. Light bulb recycling rates in the residential lighting industry must rise as significant waste tonnage remains untreated and unprocessed. Used light bulbs frequently end up in landfill sites at considerable environmental and financial cost.

This new range of light bulb recycling machines from Revend will help to increase national recycling rates and help companies and organizations comply with their recycling targets and environmental recycling obligations.

Revend Recycling will sell and market unique reverse vending recycling machines throughout Europe, USA, & worldwide under its brand name Revend. Repant will manufacture and assemble the recycling machines based on its innovative COSMOS reverse-vending recycling machine technology.

Revend Recycling recently concluded a supply agreement with IKEA of Sweden, a leading international retailer, and will install a significant number of machines in several IKEA stores throughout Europe, including the UK, Germany, and Denmark. Revend Recycling pioneered the supply agreement with IKEA following a successful pilot installation in IKEA, Lakeside Shopping Centre near London, UK. IKEA is the first to install the unique light bulb reverse vending recycling technology in its stores starting with IKEA Wembley and IKEA Wednesbury, West Midlands. Customers of IKEA who recycle used light bulbs will automatically receive a reward incentive voucher to use in-store and also have the option to make a donation to charity – UNICEF; Save the Children; WWF, and the Woodland Trust

A major sales and PR marketing campaign internationally has been launched to promote the unique light bulb recycling machine and battery collection unit. Revend Recycling would be pleased to hear from companies interested in distributing its new reVend reverse-vending light bulb recycling technology. Contact Revend for distribution information.

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