How many items do you have at home that have a plug or need to be plugged in to charge? The average home now has almost three times as many energy-using goods compared with the 1970’s.
Take a look at our electrical items section for more information and things you could do.
- Know what you want from your new gadget or appliance before you buy. If you buy the wrong item return it, don’t leave it in a cupboard or drawer.
- Buy a quality item that will last. Usually, the longer the product guarantee, the longer it will last.
- Ask yourself if you’ll really use it.
- Take care of your TV, kettle or electric razor to get the most from it.
- Find out if you can borrow or hire one instead.
Only reuse if the item still works.
- Sell it online or put an advert in your local paper
- Offer it as a swap item
- Donate working items to charity. Check with your local shop first as not all shops can accept electrical items. Visit www.londonreuse.org to find projects who re-use electrical items in your local area.
- Find out if it can be repaired. The manufacturer will have a list of approved repair centres or find your nearest local repair shop.
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