How to Reduce Small Electrical Appliances at Home
It is best to buy durable appliances over cheap alternatives to increase the usage you can get out of one product. This may be more expensive at first but can be cheaper in the long run.
If your electrical item is broken, but repairable, contact your nearest Repair Café to help.
Many electrical retailers also offer a take back service when purchasing a new item – please ask instore.
How to Reduce Small Electrical Appliances at School
Small electrical appliances will likely be used in your staff room and kitchen for example microwaves, kettles and toasters.
It could be worth installing a boiling water tap for example to reduce the need to replace kettles.
Additionally, ensure appliances are well looked after, cleaned and maintained. It could be worth having a cleaning rota in the staff room. Here are some guides on how to clean your kettle, how to clean your toaster, how to clean a microwave, how to clean an iron.
Finally, ensure when new items are purchased that they are durable and more environmentally friendly in their energy rating.