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?
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.
July 28, 2011 | Vacuum Repair Help & Advice  |  What are we up to? |
This is our favourite ‘Appliance-Related Story’ of the week:
A student from Loughborough University has created a new uber-eco-friendly type of vacuum cleaner – made out of recycled cardboard.
February 8, 2011 | Repair, Re-use & Recycle  |  Washing Machines |
Repurposing, remodelling, regenerating…. Whatever you call it, the concept of turning something old or broken into something new and often completely different is becoming increasingly popular as we become more environmentally and financially conscious.