December 14, 2018 | Repair, Re-use & Recycle |
As awareness of plastic and non-recyclable packaging becomes more prominent, conscious consumers are looking for different ways to reduce single-use waste. Each Christmas the UK throws away enough wrapping paper to stretch around the world nine times! (Source: The Telegraph). Wrapping paper with glitter or foil decoration can’t be recycled so has to go into general waste, so it might look great but goes straight in the bin after use. Take a look at some alternative ways to wrap or present your presents and do your bit to help save the environment!
October 12, 2018 | Repair, Re-use & Recycle |
You’ve probably seen the headlines about the huge amount of plastic waste (approximately ten million tonnes) that ends up in our oceans each year. This single-use plastic is harmful to marine life and has a devastating impact on the environment. Take a look at some of the steps we can take to reduce our personal plastic footprint.
October 19, 2016 | Repair, Re-use & Recycle |
E-Waste is a huge problem for the environment. Millions of tons of faulty appliances and broken electronics are scrapped every month. Many of these are exported to developing countries, where they are broken down with acid, burned or buried, releasing horrible toxic chemicals into the air and ground. So what are the alternatives?
July 3, 2015 | Appliances and Appliance Care  |  Repair, Re-use & Recycle |
There’s no easy way to tell you this, but the Dyson Digital Slim DC59 which you’ve just spent over £300 on, and the washing machine which you rely on each week to clean the school uniforms, towels and bedding, aren’t going to last forever without regular care and maintenance.Read more
March 2, 2015 | Repair, Re-use & Recycle |
Over recent years many of us have been looking to get thrifty with our money. One way many of us have been doing this is by recycling a range of household items and appliances and therefore giving them a new lease of life.
At BuySpares we are keen advocates of the repair rather than replace culture, and where others may see rubbish, we see inventive, quirky and unique household items which will brighten up your home and garden. To help you on your quest of recycling items within your home, we’ve compiled the following list of 10 creative ways to recycle household items.Read more
May 22, 2013 | Repair, Re-use & Recycle |
Some products are perfect for keeping in a kitchen draw or under the sink just in case. Bond It Rescue Tape is one of those products. As a tape it is different to anything you will have used before. In this post we explore a few of the possible uses for this product and highlight the key features.Read more
October 26, 2012 | Fun Tips  |  Money Saving Tips  |  Repair, Re-use & Recycle |
At BuySpares, our saying is “Repair Not Replace” and we’re always on the lookout for ways to help make your money go further – so far, in fact, that it just might need a plane ticket! So with that in mind, we’re back again, armed with more cool and quirky pieces of inspiration for your home that just might make you say “Oh, what a good idea!” and other assorted exclamations of delight (well, whatever floats your boat I suppose).
We’ve already shared some ideas in our Unusual and Useful Tips for Around the Home – Part One post, and now we’ve got a handful of other money saving DIY hacks for you to try around the home.
September 7, 2012 | Fun Tips  |  Repair, Re-use & Recycle |
If you are a regular reader of our blog, then you know that we love to provide lots of hints and tips for your home and garden. Here are a collection of quirky little tips to make some of your everyday tasks easier.
December 11, 2011 | Repair, Re-use & Recycle |
If one of your home appliances fails then a repair is usually the cheapest option, especially if you do-it-yourself. At BuySpares you can buy parts and accessories for all the leading appliance brands including an extensive range of Hotpoint spares and Dyson spare parts. However, we don’t just sell spare parts…Read more
July 8, 2011 | Repair, Re-use & Recycle |
Recently the government has pledged to help people recycle more of their household waste, which is obviously a great step in encouraging us to be more ‘green’.
We recently started selling products by a brand called EcoForce who manufacture “everyday items made from recycled materials”, and this got us chatting about being Eco-friendly and what it meant.