Tag Archive for 'repair'

Most dumped microwave ovens are functional or easily repaired

May 18th, 2012 by The University of Manchester

The vast majority of the millions of microwave ovens thrown away every year could be easily fixed and reused, according to University of Manchester research. Making simple repairs could save the UK could save millions of pounds Sterling by replacing fuses or plugs rather than throwing away perfectly reusable microwaves with brand new ones. In […]

Reuse is saving consumers billions

November 23rd, 2011 by Waste and Resources Action Programme

Buying re-used items like sofas and TVs rather than buying new items is saving UK households around £1 billion a year and helping to create jobs – but this is just a fraction of the potential shown by ground breaking new research from Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). One million sofas which the current […]

Improved product quality required for a sustainable society

September 16th, 2011 by Inderscience Publishers

Manufacturers should be encouraged to make products that last longer, retain their retail value and are more readily recyclable after use, according to green consultant Peter Lang. Lang is co-founder of the charity Green and Away and a former Adviser to the Green Deputy Mayor of London. Writing in the International Journal of Green Economics, […]

Guernsey Post Office helps in shoe repair

April 11th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Philip Henderson provided a good example of repair and reuse in a note to Facebook. The sole of one of his black shoes had detached so he used ‘industrial strength’ glue to stick the sole back-on and used Guernsey Post Office rubber bands to hold the repair in place. Once upon a time when a […]

Guernsey would benefit from a fabulous community repair and reuse facility

December 6th, 2010 by Rosie

AS GUERNSEY’S recycling rates rise month on month, it becomes clear that the majority of us are trying to reduce the amount of waste we send to Mont Cuet. Although recycling is the right thing to do, an even better option is reusing and repairing objects and materials to give them a new lease of […]

UK and EU organisations that provide ideas for recycling and reuse

October 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

Association of Charity Shops based in London   Donate, Don’t Waste Campaign for Real Recycling Community Composting Network based in Sheffield Community Recycling Network UK based in Bristol Community Recycling Network for Scotland The CRNS produces a quarterly magazine – Towards Zero Ecomodo – lend and borrow each other’s everyday objects, skills and spaces with confidence. […]