Repairing is good for the environment
Electrical goods facts
Electrical goods are the fastest growing waste stream in the UK, growing by 5% each year
Every year an estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE items are discarded by householders and companies in the UK. (source: HSE)
Nearly 25% of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that’s taken to household waste recycling centres could be re-used, worth around £200m gross a year. (source: WRAP)
In the lifetime of 1 UK citizen 3.3 tonnes of waste electronics is created! (weeeman.org)
Two million TV sets are discarded every year - most end up in landfill sites.
Over six million electrical items are thrown away every year in the UK. It is estimated that over half of them are still working or could easily be repaired.
15 million mobile phones are upgraded in the UK each year, laid from end-to-end they would reach from John O'Groats to Lands End!
Do you need to change
At times this is down to personal preferences, if you are using your computer for extensive gaming, graphical editing, or sound production, then yes its a good idea. What we have noticed over the years at TFT is that a lot of our clients have powerful machines to run the basic applications, deeming the excessive power irrelevant. A laptop from 10 years ago is capable of doing such basic functions, web browsing, clerical, administrative, youtube, facebook & more. So why change your computer ? it doesn't mach your wall paper, sofa & curtains. Why not just upgrade the computer to the latest operating system or hardware if this can be accommodated & save money.