It’s easy to take our appliances for granted, at least until the day they stop working. Unfortunately, that day often comes sooner than we’d like and we’re forced to decide how — not to mention if — we should make a repair. As more and more people opt to trash their appliance rather than keep it running, landfills across the US are filling up with partially used appliances. Appliances that would still have a lot of life left in them had they not been retired so early.
As the infographic below shows, the amount of appliances being discarded has grown steadily year after year. To the point now where it seems nearly epidemic. A literal mountain of tossed appliances.
While there are no doubt instances where throwing out an appliances is a good option, maybe we should all lean a bit more toward keeping our machines going. If you don’t believe me, just check out the stats below.
Infographic Courtesy of Fixed by Assurant.