Cut your carbon footprint : UK’s first kitchen scrappage scheme

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magnet-kitchen-scrappage-schemeAs you know, Mr. Green can turn his practical head and hand to most things.

From making LED light bulbs, to installing solar panels, he’s even rebuilt an entire kitchen and put in a new bathroom here at Chez Green.

This is great for us; it means we can keep our finger on the eco pulse and ensure our new builds are done to the sustainable specification we want.

But what if you don’t have a Mr. ‘Robinson Crusoe’ Green of your own and you’re in need of a kitchen rebuild?

I just heard about the first ever kitchen scrappage scheme from Magnet, the UK’s leading kitchen specialist.

For a limited time you’ll get 50% off your new kitchen cabinets PLUS £1560 worth of free AEG appliances with your new kitchen when you trade in your old one.

But they’re not just any old appliances; theses are specially selected A rated appliances, carefully chosen to help you save money on your household bills by reducing your carbon footprint.

Magnet will take away your old appliances to replace them with a new energy efficient set which includes an A rated energy efficient dishwasher, single fan oven and built in under-larder fridge.

Research has shown that replacing an old fridge, oven and washing machine with more energy efficient models will save the average household £73 per year in electricity bills – that’s 18% off the annual bill (Based on an annual bill of £370).

Being the Queen of Green, my first question was “What happens to the old kitchen appliances?” and I’m reassured that these will be responsibly disposed of according to EU regulations.

If you take up this offer, you’ll benefit from the following:

  • Up to 50% saving per year on appliance energy bills
  • Reduction in carbon footprint by 500 kg CO2 annually
  • £1560 of new A rated, energy efficient appliances for free

I think it’s great to see a leading company doing their bit for the environment. As we promote strongly on our site, lots of small positive changes can add up to significant change. Aware of this, Magnet have been hosting some fun competitions on their Facebook page; they’ve given away a cute draught excluder and an OWL wireless electricity monitor to encourage their customers to make small changes towards a more eco friendly future.

What about you – what scrappage schemes have you come across?


  1. [email protected] eco friendly homemaking on October 27, 2011 at 3:38 am

    This is so awesome!! I wanted to also thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I so appreciated it!!

  2. Melissa on November 6, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    “What happens to the old appliances” is exactly what I thought, but it sounds as though they have a plan for that, too. Appliances and energy saving measures and appliances are my biggest frustration since our lifestyle sort of demands that we rent at the moment. We live in a supposedly “eco friendly community” and have mostly energy star appliances, but the washer is still a front loader, and we still run the air conditioning every day. I really look forward to the day when we can stop living in other people’s houses and create a conscious space that uses as little energy as possible!

  3. Mrs Green on November 8, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    @[email protected] eco friendly homemaking: No problem Alicia; you worked hard getting your lovely new site in order 🙂

    @Melissa: I’m holding the vision of your perfect home arriving soon, Melissa 🙂

  4. Jennifer Ward-Pelar on February 25, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Oh, what a wonderful man you’re married to!

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