Paul Lewis says sell, donate or recycle your old electricals

Personal finance expert Paul Lewis

Never throw away unwanted gadgets, the personal finance expert advises in a new video

Paul Lewis, best known as the BBC’s personal finance guru, has urged followers on Twitter to sell, donate or recycle any old electricals they have lying around the home – but never to throw them out with the household rubbish to go to landfill.

The presenter says in a video posted to Twitter: “You know me – I don’t do promotions. But I’m doing this because it’s really important.”

Showing a Recycle Your Electricals cardboard box, he says:  “We’ve all got a collection of things about the house like the ones in this box – electrical things, electronic things, devices. Don’t throw them away. You can sell them, you can donate them, or you can recycle them. But never, ever, ever put them in landfill.”

Throwing electricals out with household rubbish is “a terrible waste”, he says.

In November 2020 Lewis alongside TV presenter Kate Thornton helped launch the Recycle Your Electricals Cash In Your Electricals campaign. The campaign is drawing attention to the fact that the average UK household is hoarding electricals items that could be worth some £620 if resold second hand.

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