When it comes to waste management, we always talk about the three R’s namely reduce, reuse and recycle. Many times, we apply those three to the different things that we often think should go to waste. You may wonder somehow if these are applicable to your small appliances in the home – from the coffeemaker and blender to curling irons and hair dryers. Well, yes, you can certain apply all three and when you do, you will be able to extend the lifespan of your appliance.
Know the importance of repairing your small appliance
One of the main reasons behind why you would want to throw your small appliance is the fact that it malfunctions every time you use it. Without even considering repair, you would then end up putting it in a waste bag with all other metals that are soon going to the dump. Have you ever thought of the importance of repairing the appliance first? Perhaps, a certain part of it needs to be replaced. You may even troubleshoot it (or have an expert do so) to see if it will still function the next time.
Many small appliances are repairable and you have to consider having them fixed first. That way, you will extend their lifespan and at the same time save yourself some cash that you will supposedly use for buying a replacement.
Reduce the cost that comes with a purchase
In case the appliance is irreparable, you might as well consider reducing the cost with which you need to purchase a replacement. Purchasing a replacement can be done in many ways and you can save by simply exhausting all options you have to get items at a discount. You can also try your luck by visiting second-hand shops that sell small appliances.
Have somebody reuse it
Another reason for you to throw a small appliance is the fact that you no longer use it. As a matter of fact, even if the appliance has been long kept inside your cabinets just to somehow look for a better use of it in the future, there are times when you would actually regret keeping them there that long. If that small appliance of yours is no use to you at all, then have somebody else reuse it. You can sell it at second-hand shops or might as well donate it to charity.
Recycling is the key to extending the lifespan of your small appliance
When you are looking for more options to extend the lifespan of your appliance for the good of your community then recycling is the answer. Recycling is proven to help save the environment from the harm of those items that are dumped in many sites. It can be the best solution too if you want to put that small appliance of yours into more use.
Recycling sites would always see the benefit in the items that you send to them. They can either dismantle each part or have the whole thing undergo a process where they can later be reusable although in a different form.