North East is 'throw away' society

People in the North East are the worst in the country for simply throwing out damaged household appliances, according to a new survey.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 16 July, 2019, 12:18

A survey by online spare parts retailer, eSpares, claims people in the region are wasting money and potentially damaging the environment by failing to fix broken household appliances.

Over half (52%) say they prefer to dispose of items – the highest in the UK – and the majority saying it is ‘easier to just buy new’ or it is ‘not cost effective’ to get household items fixed.

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Statistics from Europe indicate that, if the UK fixed just 10% more of repairable appliances, the nation could save an estimated 100,000 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment from being thrown away.

Ad Casey, head of brand at eSpares, said: “We feel a change is needed in our behaviour towards fixing appliances.”