18 November 2015

Did you know?

Every year the average household in the UK spends around £800 on new electrical or electronic goods. By weight the UK purchases about 1.4 million tonnes per year and disposes of a similar amount. Nearly 40% of this goes to landfill and less than 10% of this is reused. Despite the fact most of it either still works or could be repaired. This is a significant environmental loss and an opportunity for the Wivenhoe based Repair Café to help you reduce our carbon footprint.

Today, the Repair Cafe launches the Wivenhoe Electrical and Electronic Equipment Sustainability Action Plan (WESAP) which seeks to generate a long lasting collaborative action throughout our town benefiting consumers and our environment. From December 2015 the Repair Café will operate from the Wivenhoe Library every Thursday evening 5:30pm - 7pm.

The Repair Cafés aim is to revolutionise how we repair reuse and recycle electrical and electronic products.

The Repair Cafe has identified that televisions, laptop computers, vacuum cleaners, refrigeration products and washing machines have the greatest resource impact in the UK market. The Repair Cafe will prioritise action for better repair and reuse efficiency  within these categories.

If you have a large or small household appliance which you no longer need and you believe it to be repairable, please consider donating it to this project, thank you.

For more information please contact Chris repaircafe@transitionwivenhoe.org.uk

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