Many people are fully aware for the need to cut down on the amount of waste being dumped at landfill sites across the country. It’s something most local councils have been encouraging for years with their distribution of recycling boxes and the provision of recycling centres, but we can all do that little bit extra to cut down on the amount of items we get rid of, particularly electrical items.
Before you buy that next electrical item such as a toaster, think about how long it’s going to last. It’s fairly obvious that paying perhaps £10 for a very basic model is not going to get you an item that will last for years and it’s highly likely it will need replacing again in a year or so. Take a look at a brand that has a reputation for good quality items that will last for a number of years. If you purchase a Dualit Toaster you will know that it won’t stop working in the next year or so and it could actually end up saving you money in the long term. In fact, if you go for the four slice model it could mean you saving on your electricity bill as well if you have a larger family.
The same principal also could apply to any electrical item or tool, so if you are thinking of replacing your Portable Fan Heater, go for a brand such as Dimplex that has been around for years that you know will do the job you need it to do.
Of course nothing lasts for ever and there will come a day when you need to dispose of an electrical item but make sure you dispose of it in the recommended way and you know you’ll be doing all you can to cut down on waste.