The Daily Telegraph reports that Professor David MacKay who is the Governments Chief Scientific advisor says that electronic equipment and cars should be kept for as long as possible and then disassembled so that components can be recycled.
Well we’ve been telling the Government for many years about this however, we’re not sure he’s fully aware of the importance of these repairs should be conducted by Competent Repair Persons such as an EEESafe DAT.
The report says that officials believe that re-using household appliances and furniture could save families £1 billion a year as well as create work for repair shops across the country.
Around £17 billion could also be saved from the annual budgets of British businesses by reducing waste, a Government analysis has said.
The Full Report can be found HERE
Prof MacKay, who wrote the book “Sustainable Energy – without the hot air” and teaches at Cambridge University, claimed that products could be taken apart at the end of their lifetimes so that parts can be recycled. Of course we would support this and by working with EEESafe, the asset and revenue streams would stay in the Local Community preferably within a Registered EEESafe Centre. Working with EEESafe ensures items stay local and offers consumers who want to purchase new to do so via the support of purchasing via a Local Online Shop to help sustain that local community group.
Centres will have Registered Competent Persons known as EEESafe Domestic Appliance Repairers (DARs) and consumers purchasing refurbished appliances will have greater peace of mind that there is less likelihood of a House Fire or accident in the home. See the STATs on this at THIS LINK.
Consumers can recognise an appliance repaired by a Registered Competent Person by the EEESafe Label on the back of the appliance.
We believe in the essence of Professor MacKay, but we do need consumers to think about where they purchase new Appliances in the future. We strongly encourage you to purchase through our site Link, which also allows you to donate your old appliance.