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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org