Electrolux welcomes government plans to tackle electrical waste

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As a leading company in the area of sustainability, Electrolux, makers of AEG and Zanussi home appliances, has welcomed an announcement from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy stating consumers will have a right to repair on the goods they buy, coming into effect in the summer.

Electrolux UK & Ireland General Manager, Luke Harding (pictured) commented, “AEG and Zanussi appliances are thoughtfully designed, with sustainability at the core of our manufacturing ethos. Our use of ground-breaking technology helps consumers make sustainable choices and simplify their lives to minimise waste and help protect the planet. Our appliances are built to last and we’re always delighted when consumers tell us their products have lasted for decades.

“However, general wear and tear on appliances shouldn’t mean adding to the global waste problem. That’s why we welcome the latest Right to Repair legislation – in fact it’s something we have always offered consumers. Our spare parts are available for ten years and we offer many other services designed to help prolong the lifespan of our appliances.

“The Right to Repair Law aims to extend the lifespan of products by up to 10 years, saving consumers an average of £75 a year on bills over their lifetimes. This is fantastic news and a win for the consumer. When used according to our guides, AEG and Zanussi appliances will keep performing, but should something go wrong, customers can take advantage of the brands’ expert technicians and services. As a leading business in the area of sustainability, we welcome this new legislation which is set to make a significant impact on electrical waste.”

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