Fixy tour encourages Somerset residents to repair and reuse

Somerset’s Fixy project is encouraging more people to repair and reuse electricals.

Fixy is an initiative run by the Somerset Waste Partnership and Resource Futures. The initiative encourages people to repair and reuse, rather than throw away, their electrical goods.

It supports a network of volunteer repair groups across Somerset, attending events to provide practical help with tools, spares and safety testing.

Fixy also collects unwanted tech items from the public and businesses, in what they describe as a “tech amnesty.”

Electrical goods handed in to Fixy are data wiped, refurbished and passed on to school children, refugees, as well as elederly and isolated people.

The Fixy van is set to visit many Somerset communities in the coming weeks, taking their message to “love stuff for longer” to the streets.

In a comment Councillor Sarah Dyke, Chair of the Somerset Waste Board, said: “New year is a great time to get into good habits, so why not give repair and reuse a go?”

She added: “Recycling is great but repair and reuse is even better – for the planet and your pocket. You don’t have to be a ‘keen green’ to do it and it’s easier than many people think.”

The Fixy van tour will include a stop in Hemyock on Wednesday, January 25. Interested persons can find it at the Repair Café between 10am and 1pm.

For a full list of the Fixy van Somerset tour click here.