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Fridge disposal, has the government got it wrong?

More fridges and freezers than ever before are being abandoned, dumped or illegally consigned to landfill. Refrigerators contain gases that cause global warming, but legislation to ensure safe fridge disposal has failed. Where did the Government go wrong? Waste sites now charge from £15-£30 to accept a refrigerator or freezer. If you’ve had to hire a man with a van to take one to a waste site your total costs can easily be £50+VAT – assuming you succeed in getting rid at all, many waste sites simply turn them away. Government promises to invest in special recycling plants were too…

A Guide to Refrigerator Temperatures

Fridge Freezer, wine chiller and refrigerator temperatures are intended to be different on different shelves and in different compartments, so that you can choose the one best suited for your item. The exact temperatures vary from fridge to fridge but generally speaking refrigerators can be divided into four zones. −18 °C (0 °F) in the freezer 0 °C (32 °F) on the top shelf, often called the meat zone 5 °C (41 °F) on the middle shelves, usually called the cooling zone (great for bottles of wine or pop or opened pots). 10 °C (50 °F) in and near the…

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