This city is restoring old electrical goods – and giving them to those in need

Bristol has an unique technique to taking on e-waste and consumerism: restore undesirable electronic devices and provide them away

” Its time to turn Black Friday, green,” said Gwen Frost from Bristol Waste. “Choosing pre-loved products isnt simply great for your pocket, its good for the environment too, conserving valuable resources from being chucked away.”.

Gavin Ellis, Hubbub co-founder, said: “Whilst its easy to be enticed by Black Friday deals, our electrifying brand-new pop-up store intends to challenge the need to purchase brand new, and shines a spotlight on the value of electrical products that are often disposed of when theyre no longer required..

Lights, keyboards and slow cookers are among the items that are being handed out in Bristol today, as part of an effort to take on e-waste and consumerism..

Main image: Bristol Waste Company.

From today– and for the next ten days– the citys Electric Avenue pop-up store will hand out electrical products donated by the good individuals of Bristol. All items have all been cleaned up, repaired, safety examined and ultimately diverted from land fill sites and recycling centres.

The pop-up is a pilot job run by the ecological charity Hubbub and the Bristol Waste Company. They have actually been going around the city in an old milk float collecting unwanted products. The aim is to reveal individuals that secondhand electronics still have worth, while highlighting the ecological impact of e-waste– among the worlds fastest growing and most harmful waste streams..

Gwen Frost (left) and Bristol Councillor Nicola Beech with some of the items. Image: Bristol Waste Company.

Electric Avenue is hosted at The Galleries, Bristol till 5 December. For more details on how to fix things in Bristol talk to Share Bristol.

The pop-up is a pilot task run by the ecological charity Hubbub and the Bristol Waste Company. They have been going around the city in an old milk float collecting unwanted products.

Patrons of the pop-up are also being motivated to contribute a working electrical item that they no longer want. Anybody who does will be gotten in into a prize draw to win a ₤ 50 voucher for the citys Reuse Shop, which offers preloved products such as bikes and furnishings..

” Many of us have unused electronic devices collecting dust in their house and were eager to reveal that these products can go on to have another life, bringing joy to another household without the monetary or environmental cost.”.

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