We’re all guilty of it, throwing away an appliance the moment it shows signs of developing a fault. In fact, it is estimated that we purchase 170 million new electrical items each year in the UK, but recycle less than a third when they reach the end of their life.
To encourage more people to fix their faulty / broken appliances, rather than throw them away and purchase new ones, at eSpares we’re supporting Fix It Week (October 19th – 25th) for the second consecutive year.
What Is Fix It Week?
Fix It Week runs in the penultimate week of October every year, and is used to:
- Encourage homeowners to repair rather than replace their appliances when a fault occurs
- Share tips, advice & guidance to encourage more people to fix it themselves
- Support DIY novices to carry out household fixes and DIY
- Highlight how fixing it yourself can save you money and return your products to their former glory
It is hoped by encouraging more people to fix it themselves, the amount of WEEE waste needlessly thrown away each year in the UK will be reduced – helping not only the environment, but your wallet too.
How eSpares Are Getting Involved in Fix It Week:
To help encourage you to fix it yourself, rather than look for a replacement appliance, we will be using Fix It Week in a number of ways, throughout our social media accounts, blog and weekly email.
From a fantastic competition on our Facebook page – which will run for the 7 days of Fix It Week – through to a range of tips, advice and guidance being shared across our blog and social media accounts, we’ll have something to entice everyone into Fix It Week.
We also have excellent promotions on a range of DIY essentials, which can be found on our website, on our social pages and within our email – helping you to build up your toolbox and ensure you have all the tools and equipment needed to carry out DIY in your home.
Find out more about Fix It Week and how eSpares got involved in it last year, by reading our post “eSpares Joins National Fix It Week”. And remember, to check our social pages and blog for tips, guidance and advice – helping you fix your household appliances for less.
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