Home appliances: re-use is becoming a trend


Create UK, a charity and social enterprise founded in 1995, recycles and repairs goods for homes across Merseyside. According to letsrecycle.com website, this organization has “saved” more than 850 fridges and freezers from scrap yards, and processed them for re-use.
These appliances were taken from household recycling centres across Merseyside and into the charity’s workshop, where staff repaired them and they were later sold to low-income families via a charity shop. At the beginning of the year Create made an agreement with REPIC, Veolia and the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) granting it access to the Merseyside and Halton’s Household Waste Recycling Centres and Waste Transfer Stations, which receive most of the region’s household waste.
This is only an example of how home appliances can find a second life and respond to the needs of people with economical difficulty. Re-use is a growing trend in Europe and is only a concrete solution to reduce Weee waste.