ILM Highland are getting eco-friendly with new extended warranties policy
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A CHARITY making recycled white goods and other electronic items available to the public has expanded its warranties on appliances to encourage customers to think more about the environment when purchasing items.
Warranties provided by Alness-based ILM Highland have now been doubled from three to six months.
The firm hopes that this change will make more people think about the environmental impact of disposing of large appliances.
Kenny Horsfield, operations manager at ILM Highland, said: “We are big supporters of the circular economy, and believe that many products which are condemned to landfill can actually be preserved and reused for many more years, often with very simple repairs.
“By extending our warranties on refurbished appliances, we hope to encourage shoppers to think about the environmental impact of their purchases, and consider whether they really need to buy new.
“Every year, 23.9kg of waste electronics and equipment are generated by every person in the UK, and it is our mission to educate people about this. We encourage shoppers to think about their buying habits, and consider carefully where they make their next purchase.”
ILM Highland collects waste electronics and appliances from Highland Council recycling centres, as well as offering electronic recycling services to businesses across the region and uplift of old appliances when it makes deliveries in the Highlands.
Mr Horsfield continued: “Alongside our refurbished stock, we also carry a large range of new appliances. Where customers are looking for a specific model, we are often able to source this at a much more affordable price than other retailers.
“In the last few months, we have also introduced Klarna payments for new appliances.”