Having your electrical appliances and gadgets refurbished – or doing it yourself – can be great for your pocket, the planet and you too.
Why splash out on new gear when you could have that phone, laptop or kettle back in working order with a quick repair?
Refurbishing old electricals means less old tech going to landfill – and stops the precious materials they’re made of being lost forever.
Join the make-do-and-mend movement – and get practical skills to last you a lifetime. Check out the organisations that can help, below.
It’s hard to beat the feeling you get from a good-as-new poduct that didn’t cost the Earth.
It’s estimated that on average there are two mobile phones hidden away in a drawer in every UK household.
But with a simple repair many could be donated or sold to someone who could put them to good use.