Published on March 10th, 2021 | by The GC Team0
Rangemaster voices support for new energy-efficiency legislation
British appliance manufacturer Rangemaster has welcomed the new energy-efficiency legislation announced by the Government today (10th March), saying the company believes it is necessary “to protect the future of our planet.”
The tighter rules set out by the Government will come into force during the summer of 2021 and aim to extend the lifespan of household electrical appliances and make them cheaper to run.
Manufacturers will be required to make spare parts for products available to consumers for 10 years after items have gone to market, as outlined by the new legal ‘right to repair’.
“At Rangemaster, we welcome the changes to energy efficiency legislation and believe it is necessary to protect the future of our planet,” said Iskender Diker, Sales and Marketing Director for Rangemaster appliances.
“The UK generates around 1.5 million tonnes of electrical waste every year, and the ‘right to repair’ rule will help extend the life of appliances, while preventing them from ending up on the scrap heap sooner than they should.”
The new legislation further supports consumers in purchasing more energy-efficient appliances and follows the introduction of new energy labels and ratings on 1st March.
“The new ‘right to repair’ rules, combined with the new labels and energy-efficiency standards, will help consumers make more informed decisions on the appliances they buy, helping reduce their energy bills while extending the investment in new appliances,” Diker added.
“We support the UK’s plans to drive up product standards, increase efficiency of appliances and reduce carbon emissions.”