We've teamed up with the brilliant lifesavers at Emmaus; a charity helping to get their companions (formerly homeless people) back on their feet. Together we are doing our bit to end homelessness. Happy Days.

investing in better communities

Investing in better, not more

Do you know how much e-waste we throw away in large appliances in the UK each year? It’s about 150,000 tonnes with only 35% being reused or refurbished!

We hate the thought of an Intelligent Appliance going to the great scrapheap in the sky (or down to your local tip). That’s why we’ve teamed up with the brilliant lifesavers at a charity called Emmaus to provide a reuse solution to extend the life of an Intelligent Appliance.

All of this adds up to our purpose of investing in better, not more.

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Helping others get back on their feet

Emmaus UK supports over 850 formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise, funded training and an opportunity to regain lost self-esteem to help rebuild their lives. Social enterprise is central to the Emmaus model as it provides meaningful work to those who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.

Looking after the planet

There’s a burning passion here to show that a new business can be kinder. Can be more conscious about the impact of what we do on the planet and our communities.  Can be an unstoppable force for good.  Can lead a revolution in how we think about our appliances. 

Need to make more space...how donations works with Emmaus

Your unwanted appliances (and furniture) doesn’t need to go to the great scrapheap in the sky (or down to your local tip). Get in touch with your local Emmaus community. If it’s at the beginning of your love affair with Intelligent Appliances and you have an appliance you no longer need or if, after years of happy use, you no longer need your Intelligent Appliance (sob), then you can arrange for an Emmaus van to come and collect your appliance (as well as any furniture that needs a great home).

Before you can say “what a fantastic idea”, your Intelligent Appliance will have been recovered and will either be sold through one of the Emmaus stores to raise funds or will go to one of their companions in their accommodation, helping them get back on their feet. Your appliance gets a new, loving owner and we’ve all done our bit together to end homelessness. Happy days.

Each Emmaus community has its own specialities and items they can and cannot accept. Find out more on your local community’s site.

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