The new platform, www.flecken-a-leinen.lu, lists renting and repair services for a range of appliances and tools
Luxembourg’s strategy to shift towards a circular economy took a big leap last week with the launch of a new repair and renting services platform.
Coordinated by waste treatment service SuperDrecksKëscht, the website www.flecken-a-leinen.lu sorts repair and rental services into 12 categories, all of which can be searched by geographical location.
The 12 categories span electrical appliances, vehicles and trailers, ceremonies and parties, gardening and planting, home and apartment, cameras and optical devices, clothing and jewellery, machinery, medical devices, furniture and tableware, musical instruments, sports and toys.
Already some 80 services have signed up to the platform and more are expected to follow.
The idea is to encourage residents to have goods repaired when they break, rather than replacing them, or to rent new appliances which are rarely used.
“It is a way to save money without having to give up useful things. If the consumer borrows products only when he needs them, he has more room for other things and always has what he needs at the right time. The environment benefits from the reduction of unnecessary waste and natural resources are spared,” SuperDrecksKëscht wrote in a press release published on Thursday.