Reuse Network has today published up-to-date comprehensive official guidance on Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) repair and reuse. The charity is the UK’s only membership body dedicated to reuse charities.
The guidance, named ‘Fit for Reuse’, will support reuse operators to meet required standards to run compliantly. In doing so, the guidance will help to tackle the growing mountain of old or unused electricals being recycled or disposed of and, through Reuse Network, provide more high quality, safe, repaired electrical goods to people that need them.
Comprehensive support for repairers of EEE
Aided by the involvement of over 30 partners, including Trading Standards, Electrical Safety First, Currys, Charity Fleetcare, Arena Training and Reuse Network members, Fit for Reuse is a free and accessible resource aimed specifically at technicians and managers of reuse operations.
The guidance has been written by the sector for the sector providing easily downloadable and shareable information, which represents a significant step forward in professionalising the sector, cementing best practices, and placing product safety at the heart of reuse and repair activity.
Moving towards a circular economy for EEE
Fit for Reuse is one of eight projects which received support from the Ecosurety Exploration Fund. The Fund invested £1 million into projects that could reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or EEE through innovation or research in the UK.
Commenting on the project, Will Ghali, CEO of Ecosurety, said: “We are pleased to support and witness the results of this important project which offers a real solution to a problem that has lingered for many years.
“Fit for Reuse will alleviate a lot of the frustration and confusion that might exist because of the lack of updated guidance to help reuse operators to run optimally. And it’s an assurance to producers that with the latest guidance now being available, their products can be reused and repaired safely.
“This is a positive step forward to facilitate repair and reuse and an acceleration towards a circular economy for electric and electronic equipment.”
Craig Anderson, Reuse Network CEO, said: “With Fit for Reuse, we have developed the most comprehensive and up-to-date guidance to standards for electrical equipment reuse which will be used nationwide to standardise electrical reuse across the board.
“We are very excited to have been awarded funding from Ecosurety to update our Fit for Reuse guidance. This is a much-needed piece of work for the reuse sector, and we would like to thank Ecosurety once again for selecting our project.”
To find out more, please visit the Fit for Reuse website