Irish Repair Directory with WEEE Ireland: Repair Friday, Not Black Friday
November marks the run-up to Black Friday, a day dedicated to giving shoppers the lowest prices and most unbeatable deals on a range of products, from electrical to garden furniture. It can be incredibly tempting to make impulse purchases, or splash out on luxury items. Sadly, Black Friday doesn’t benefit everyone. Black Friday is considered to be highly unsustainable, with Black Friday home deliveries contributing to 429,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.K. alone.
Black Friday kicks off the busiest five days of shopping each year, both online and in-store. The frenzy of deals and offers can be quite blinding, but this Black Friday, we’re asking you to think more about the long-term impact of purchases, and consider repairing already owned products rather than opting for new ones.
Save time, cash and be more environmentally conscious by opting to repair your products. Whether your washing machine is on the blink, or there’s a hole in the sole of your shoe, you can find a local professional to repair your item using Repair My Stuff’s online and ever-expanding directory. Connect with local tradespeople and support local business by choosing a repair through Repair My Stuff.
Electrical appliances are a popular product for Black Friday shoppers and, if a new purchase just can’t be resisted, make sure to recycle your electrical products in the most responsible way — using our partner WEEE Ireland. Everything from laptops to toasters, bulbs to batteries can be recycled at any of the authorised collection points around Ireland.
Choose the environment over shopping this Black Friday, and give your possessions a new lease of life! Choosing to repair, reuse and recycle helps support the circular economy Ireland is striving to achieve, and everyone has a part to play.
This website is an initiative of Monaghan County Council, other local authorities, the Local Authority Waste Prevention Network (LAPN), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the repair industry.