Not even the smallest electrical appliances and electronic devices should be thrown in the household rubbish – they’re far too valuable! “Small devices” include any appliance or device with an edge length of less than 50 cm. When properly collected and professionally processed, they are a source of many important raw materials.Weiterlesenmore information
WHAT TO DO WITH OLD MOBILE PHONES, REFRIGERATORS, ETC.?
ELEKTRO-ADE EXPLAINS THE PROCESS AND HELPS YOU FIND YOUR NEAREST COLLECTION CENTRE!
Repairing now pays off, several times over
Repairing is the best way to avoid waste. If something breaks down, the old device does not have to be disposed of immediately and a new one purchased. The multiple benefits of re-use are crystal clear: avoiding unnecessary waste, saving raw materials, creating jobs, promoting the circular economy and saving CO2. It is important to create awareness for this, and to offer alternatives to disposal.
Repair = resource conservation = environmental protection
In Austria, there are already numerous repair service opportunities and repair cafes where you can either make the repairs yourself, or have them carried out with expert support. The repair bonus recently introduced nationwide is also an effective way of creating awareness and motivation for conserving resources and avoiding waste. Per household and per year, 50 percent of the repair costs of an electrical appliance (capped at 200 euros) are subsidised. The financial subsidy can be claimed for repairing anything from smartphones to large electrical appliances, such as televisions, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers or washing machines.
If half of the repair costs are refunded, this becomes a valuable alternative to buying new, which not only protects your wallet, but also the environment.
It’s easy to join in. You will find detailed information about the repair reward HERE