The final figures for the March event:
Total number of items accepted for repair – 64
(UK average shown in brackets)
Total number repaired – 45 = 69% (66.7%)
Sewing – 12 accepted, 12 repaired = 100% (87%)
Electrical (+ Computers) – 35 accepted, 18 repaired = 51.4% (51.3%)
Mechanical – 17 accepted, 15 repaired = 88% (61.8%)
The result is that 45 items did not go to landfill. Using figures from the latest research each item repaired saves 24kg of CO2 so we saved 1080Kg of CO2 emissions.
The running total of CO2 saved (Feb +March) 1872Kg = 15,471Km or 9613 miles in the average car.
We also recovered some scrap electrical items and dismantled them. There is some steel and other metal plus hard plastic which will go to the DCC Stone Gravels Recycling Centre. Non-ferrous metal is saved until there is enough to sell to a metal recycler, any proceeds will go to group funds.