RoGBC Member bauMax Buys Back for the Environment

September 10, 2009 at 11:47 am | Posted in Member Projects, News from Members | Leave a comment
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baumax2While the European Commission decided to gradually phase out traditional incandescent and halogen light bulbs from the market, by prohibiting retailers from buying them after September 1st 2009. BauMax Romania could have chosen to purchase large quantities of the old bulbs to make a quick profit from those customers hoarding the product.  They chose instead the commendable position to offer a “buy back” program of incandescent in all of its stores, cease promoting the older product, and ensure the return products are properly recycled.

Until the 30th of September 2009, all bauMax stores in Brasov, Sibiu, Cluj, Targu Mures, Craiova, Suceava and Bacau, will take part in a “buy back” campaign. More precisely, bauMax clients will receive support for renewing their home illumination systems baumaxand endow them with energy saving light bulbs. Practically, for each incandescent light bulb brought in any of the bauMax stores, the clients receive a 1 RON discount from the selling price of every Philips economic bulb purchased.

BauMax representatives state that this initiative is intended to raise the Do-It-Yourself client’s awareness regarding the continuous necessity of saving energy, but it is also a tool for communicating bauMax’s commitment to protecting the environment.

All matte incandescent bulbs will be phased out from the market starting September 2009, to encourage their replacement with energy saving, high efficiency light bulbs. The incandescent bulbs already in the stores will still be displayed and legally sold until the stock is cleared.

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