Rangemaster has welcomed the new energy efficiency legislation to reduce electrical waste in the UK.
The tighter rules announced by the Government are set to come into force this Summer. They aim to extend the lifespan of household electrical appliances, such as fridges and dishwashers, and make them cheaper to run. Manufacturers will be required to make spare parts for their products available to consumers for 10 years after items have gone to market, as outlined by the new legal ‘right for repair’.
British appliance manufacturer, Rangemaster, said it believes this is necessary to protect the future of our planet.
Iskender Diker, Sales and Marketing Director for Rangemaster, commented: “The UK generates around 1.5 million tonnes of electrical waste every year, and the ‘right to repair’ rule will help extend the life of appliances, while preventing them from ending up on the scrap heap sooner than they should.
“The new rules, combined with the new labels and energy efficiency standards, will help consumers make more informed decisions on the appliances they buy, helping reduce their energy bills, while extending the investment in new appliances.
“We support the UK’s plans to drive up product standards, increase efficiency of appliances and reduce carbon emissions.”
The new legislation further supports consumers in purchasing more energy efficient appliances and follows the introduction of new energy labels and ratings on 1 March; however, these only apply to fridges and freezers, dishwashers, wine cabinets, washing machines and washer dryers.