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eSpares Encourages Channel 5 Viewers To 'Repair, Don't Replace' Appliances

Appliances_espares_repair_dont_replace, the UK’s largest provider of home appliance spare parts, is proud to announce it is being featured on Channel 5’s Shop Smart, Save Money programme to show how easy and cost effective it can be to repair home appliances. The company’s ‘repair don’t replace’ ethos aims to save consumers money and save faulty items from ending up on the mountain of electronic waste (e-waste) created each year.

According to and the UN1, 8kg of e-waste per person will be produced worldwide in 2023. This means 61.3 million tonnes of electronic waste will be discarded within a year - more than the weight of the Great Wall of China. Globally, just 17.4% of this waste, containing a mixture of harmful substances and precious materials, will be recorded as being properly collected and recycled. The remaining 50.6 million tonnes will be either placed in landfills, burned, or simply hoarded in households. The eSpares expert advice team have created over 860 HOW TO advice guides on repairing appliances, with easy-to-follow step-by-step videos. Working with the Channel 5 Shop Smart, Save Money production crew, they took them through the diagnostic and repair process to fix a faulty vacuum cleaner.

You can see Georgie Barrat attempt to repair a faulty vacuum cleaner with nothing more than the spare part and eSpares easy-to-follow YouTube guide at 13 minutes 49 seconds in to the programme (3 minute segment).

The programme is available to watch on demand here:  

Dan Monaghan, eSpares CEO commented:

“eSpares is passionate about helping people live more sustainably and is on a mission to show consumers how rewarding it is to repair home appliances yourself. We were delighted to share our values on sustainability and help show how easy and satisfying it is to ‘repair, don’t replace’ with Shop Smart, Save Money.

“Household budgets are under increasing pressure due to the current cost of living crisis and customers are looking for new ways to spend their money wisely and with sustainability in mind. This is just one of the reasons why eSpares has invested heavily in creating easy-to-follow How To Guides and videos, giving consumers the confidence and expert advice they need to try a repair themselves.”.

Source : eSpares

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16 October 2023

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