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‘Reuse is the best form of recycling’

UK-based online electrical retailer AO has opened a new location to bring discarded household appliances back to life.

Fridges, TVs and washing machines are repaired and tested with the aim of reselling them at warehouses in Crewe. Since opening in June, the facility is now handling approximately 900 units per week. Once tested, cleaned and repackaged, the appliances are sold for a reduced price on the AO Outlet Ebay shop.

AO says: ‘We believe that reuse is the best form of recycling so we’re really pleased to offer a new facility to support the second-hand market while also offering some great bargains for our customers.’ The new facility has created several roles for talented engineers and AO plans to launch apprenticeships in this area and approved training schemes in the near future.

AO launched AO Recycling in Telford in 2016, which has a line dedicated to white goods. The business made it into our first annual TOP 100, claiming spot #73. See page 56 of our latest issue for more details!

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