In the opinion of some observers, the last 20 years has seen consumer driven consumption reach unsustainable levels. The difficult financial conditions over the last 5 years looks to have changed habits, with growth of reuse in electrical goods illustrating this new trend. A number of well-known charities have been at the forefront of this change, charity shops in the past have been seen by many as source of cheap second hand clothes and books, but today many of these shops are growing into large retail outlets selling good quality appliances and furniture with underwritten guarantees for consumer protection.
WasteCare, last month, received the first consignment of over 700 reworked white goods to a major high street charity, Graham Kemp of WasteCare’s reuse Operations Manager added, “As volumes increase, quality control standards are being increased to ensure we can supply the ever increasing quantities of guaranteed high quality product to this growing market sector.”
“Over the coming months, we plan to extend our product range and quality assurance standards in partnership with key national charities to ensure as many people as possible have access to our regenerated and refurbished products.”