What is a Circular Economy – EEESafe & LocalitEEE
Register Your Appliance Survey from EEESafe?
When you’re asking consumers about Product Safety which the Dept of BEIS and OPSS in the UK government has done in 2021, we felt that consumers needed to be a bit more savvy on what happens to Electrical Appliances when they leave your home. We wondered if their research would have given different answers and raised different questions as well.
Consumers could be replacing appliances because they are beyond economic repair or perhaps parts are no longer available. Our survey pointed consumers to the big picture about EEE-Waste and asked them to read this before answering questions. We’ve pointed out that recycled spares could be available locally, working with EEESafe and fitted by certified repairers. Did you know for instance that Repair Cafes are not accountable for your repair. You are and if you pass it on, we ask, should a buyer have a Right To Know that you did the repair yourself?
Information like this was not part of the Government work, and they never pointed to an independent appliance safety register, but instead stuck to the Manufacturers Register, which came out a year after our own Register. They discovered this because we posed a question from the floor at an Electrical Safety First Conference that Government and Manufacturers chose to launch their own Appliance Register. We asked them if they knew there was already an independent appliance register? Which they claim they didn’t know and later we met with the Dept of BIS, now BEIS to discuss this.
It’s been some years since that day and despite OPSS and BEIS now being aware of our work, they did not inform their consumer groups about our Register and it’s work. So we thought readers may like to look at some of the results from our survey, which also educated them about our EEESafe Certified Competent Persons Standard and the Qualification we have designed.
Competent White Goods Repairer
Consumers who prefer a local repairer
Consumers want to know who's repaired their Appliances
What you do with your old appliance
Electrical Repair Safety, Right To Repair, Community Based Repairers and Standards?
Using our Appliance Safety Register with Free Alerts if it becomes a fire risk, it can also link your new or old appliance to a certified repairer, when you are purchasing new, changing or repairing it. This would be to a Certified or Qualified EEESafe Repairer where you live and potentially living in your local street. We can also ensure the full value right down to the Materials, goes back into your own LocalitEEE Community Owned Marketplace. You will see the data live and we can raise live funds when you engage with our model as a Consumer or a Registered Repairer. We have 55 years of White Goods Training and Recycling Experience in our Company. When you’re trained or certified, you can then repair most large and small appliances for the people on your Housing Estates and conduct safe repairs on ICT equipment which we can divert straight to you where you live.
Waste prevention tonnage, green house gas savings, social outcomes and financial donations we make, will all be attributed to you, and your community alike where daily you will see your savings and how much money will be donated to your community and just what the repair business is also contributing.