Anorak | Going Equipped To London’s Lightbulb Amnesty

Going Equipped To London’s Lightbulb Amnesty

by | 11th, January 2008

ian_ken.jpgTO the London Lightbulb Amnesty.

Goes the press release: “The Mayor of London Ken Livingstone today launched London’s first ‘light bulb amnesty’… London’s first ‘light bulb amnesty’ will take place from Friday 11 January to Sunday 13 January, in conjunction with B&Q and British Gas. Londoners can take a traditional light bulb from their home to any of the 28 London B&Q stores and, in return, receive a free, energy efficient light bulb, provided by British Gas.”

The Anorak went to B&Q. We took along an icecap-melting lightbulb. We also delivered a huge knife, a novelty sword, a starter pistol and a massive trunk full to the brim with VHS videos of Old Mr Anorak’s winter training camps with Anorak’s official Thai ping-pong team.

This is an amnesty, after all. With no fear of arrest, we could dump the lot at the door of our local B&Q DIY centre and drive off with a clear conscience and space in the attic.

Of course, we should really leave the car at the door too. It burns fossil fuel and that is bad. So we did.

And then we left our lawnmower, a couple of coffin dodgers from the accounts department who are expelling carbon, albeit softly, an old pencil and seven balloons we found tied to a front door. Balloons are full of carbon dioxide, and will be from now on known as “Rubber Bombs”.

All hail the amnesty…

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