For many years Charities, Social Enterprises, passionate caring people and neighbours have helped impoverished communities and individuals with low cost appliances. The appliances disappeared many years ago due to the EU’s Weee Directive, which ensured these used items left local communities. Many of these groups then received hundreds of letters asking for donations of these items to help needy people, but there were none available. They were now being shipped around the country and abroad by the Civic Amenity Sites and the delivery wagons who brought new appliances to the home. Consequently, many Charities disappeared and therefore there were less people and products available to help those in need…until EEE Safe
So it was vital to encourage the local repair of more appliances not only to help lower carbon emissions, but also to retain product that could be used to keep the Green Skills required for repair, which are now disappearing due to the scarcity of appliances. We are now living in a throwaway society, so we are fast losing those once highly skilled and treasured trades people….until EEE Safe (The Qualification & Training Programme)
Staying with the the throwaway society, we now know that Waste can create increased carbon emissions and with raw materials becoming more and more scarce, we can no longer live like we used to and therefore household appliances like many other items need to last longer. So we had no way of knowing how to recognise an Appliance repairer who fixed our goods cost effectively and prevented waste…until EEE Safe.
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