We are proud to announce that following our invitation from WRAP, EEESafe has signed up to its ESAP Programme.
The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Sustainability Action Plan (ESAP), is the collaborative framework for sharing evidence and implementing sector-wide actions to improve business efficiency and the sustainability of electrical and electronic products.
WRAP has identified that televisions, laptop computers, vacuum cleaners, refrigeration products and washing machines have the greatest resource impacts on the UK market and therefore eSAP will prioritise action for better efficiency and business savings here.
Through the five themes, their activities and benefits we hope to engage and focus on priority actions central to delivering sustainable solutions that deliver direct value for businesses and consumers. WRAP's research shows that the average home contains £1200 of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (the EEE in EEESafe). It also says that used products have a value around £3 Billion around the UK, a fact that has not gone unnoticed by us and that can be exploited by our Community Resource Efficiency Hubs. The hubs offer opportunity to local communities all over the UK, particularly interfacing with the National Appliance Safety Register and creating Community Repair jobs, to regenerate their own local economies to safe standards.
It is planned that apart from procuring local repair work in their community, Hubs will also appeal to the Insurance and Retailers as a sustainable option to identify competent Registered EEESafe Repairers, who will conduct local recycling and waste prevention activities at the lowest cost financially, environmentally and socially.
More information will follow shortly on the website about the Hubs, but a key area in working with ESAP is the National Appliance Safety Register which builds local intelligence available to Hubs and Centres. Design improvement, skills development, helping the poor, lowering repair costs and ensuring fire risks are reduced at home are all central to the aims of the register.
For more information please contact us HERE.