We’re pleased to announce that recently, we successfully applied to the EU Horizon 2020 programme, that gives us a fantastic opportunity to develop the EEESafe Model in 3 European Countries.
With partners from Germany, Portugal, Greece, Netherlands, England to name a few, we hope to begin to develop the Certification Training Standard and commence our International Appliance Register.
This bid hopes to run concurrent pilots in 3 countries, and begin to return value to communities from Waste Prevention. Alongside that we will develop the Appliance Repair and Reuse Skills to a set International Certified Standard.
This will also include development of Reuseable/Recycled Spares to help reduce costs of repair and prevent items reaching landfill. If you think there is a lot of Scrap Metal in Mosul at the the moment, then we hope to see a greater return from the amount that could benefit communities internationally, within these pilots.
As a Planet we are called to maximise our local resources and reduce the environmental impacts in an heavy consumer oriented world. Promoting Design, Repair, Reuse and material streaming at a local level is the EEESafe way to engage communities. Some of this will engage and utilise our LocalitEEE Model where we are able to demonstrate how materials can be maximised at the local level, once we establish local groups who can work with our Waste partners.
The value of reuse has been widely recognised by research from people like WRAP where 23% of WEEE separately collected was found to be reuseable, with minimum repair. In our model Safer repair can be achieved more locally through Certified Domestic Appliance Technicians, and also help accommodate those who don’t have local transport to be able to travel any distance. This too through local repair and disposal leads from EEESafe, facilitate more local job opportunities whilst reducing waste arising costs to the Local Authorities and tax payers.
EEESafe as an ESAP Signatory hopes to work closer with partners to achieve best value to, and engagement with, local communities in it’s award winning Circular Economy model. Therefore returning ownership value to communities is a key strategy, which is embedded in the EU H2020 Funding bid where we are partners.
Within many electrical goods reside Critical Raw Materials, which have been defined as crucial to the international economies. As such, many organisations want your used electrical items to procure value for their organisations. Our project aims to engage communities with those businesses who seek those materials. Doing that efficiently we’ll procure value for local people at the most local proximity, after Reuse and Repair has been assessed.
We’ll keep you updated on progress at our Blog, and also announce when the new Website and innovative Appliance Safety Register is ready.
You can join our Register Now, and later you’ll be placed into our new one. Because Manufacturers regulate their own safety and have a poor history record, we urge you to join us and support our call that Consumers Need an Alternative Register. There will always be some people who don’t trust them.
Remember, our Safe Recycled Spares Model that prevent waste arisings, will support local repairers who care for the Environment and evidences tackling poverty and reduces harmful gases and air pollution.