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As we start to think about taking down the Christmas decs and clearing away the leftovers, let’s stop and think about how we’re going to dispose of it all.
We give hand-me-downs to siblings, get excited over ‘vintage’ furniture and have cars with previous owners. So why not buy second-hand appliances too?
E-waste or electrical waste refers to any discarded electrical or electronic devices from phones and laptops to fridges and lawnmowers. It is, in fact, the fastest growing waste stream in the world, with discarded or hoarded household electricals estimated to cost the UK economy over £370 million per year!
If you really, really, really have to!
As the old saying goes, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!’
An article featured in The Metro this week about a survey conducted by the University of Manchester, stated 85% of microwaves that people throw away are actually fixable. Replacing parts on them could save you pounds not to mention keep the landfill free of potentially useful waste. It’s particularly relevant when considering that not only is the country battling a recession but the earth is also battling the destruction of its wildlife, eco-systems and natural resources. Now is a good a time as any to look at what you can do in and around your home with regard to fixing your appliances (other than just your microwave) to save money as well as reduce your waste.