Repairing and reusing household goods could create thousands of green jobs across the UK

Repairing and reusing household goods could create thousands of green jobs across the UK

The Green Alliance thinktank found more than 450,000 jobs could be created by minimising waste

Reusing and repairing household goods, from washing machines to phones, and recycling throwaway consumer items such as plastic bottles, could create hundreds of thousands of green jobs across the UK, a thinktank has found.

The UK creates thousands of tonnes of unnecessary waste each year, some of which is still exported, because of a failure to value resources and invest in the infrastructure needed to re-purpose manufactured goods.

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