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Almost half of Bromley households have at least FIVE TVs

PUBLISHED: 09:35 17 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:35 17 November 2016

Many TV sets in the borough have fallen into disuse

Many TV sets in the borough have fallen into disuse

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Study shows many of the TV sets are not in working order

Almost half of households in Bromley (44 per cent) have at least five TVs, according to a new study.

Not all of these TVs are in working condition, however, with 54 per cent of those polled saying at least one set is broken and collecting dust.

When it comes to recycling TVs, 35 per cent of people said they wished they knew more.

Residents are also opting for bigger screen sizes, with 16 per cent having a minimum screen size of 50 inches.

The survey was commissioned by REPIC, which is responsible for funding the recycling of many of the six million or so end-of-life TVs discarded in the UK each year.

REPIC chief executive Dr Philip Morton said: “With multiple viewing options available it’s interesting to see that TVs are still very much part of our home life - and it doesn’t look like we’ll be turning our back on the box anytime soon.

“As the survey reveals we’re increasingly ‘collecting’ TVs and exploring new technology as it comes along. The important message is that old and broken TVs need to be recycled through the correct channels. “Re-use is something that should be considered too – if they aren’t being used - and if they are in good working condition - they could be passed on to someone else or donated to a re-use centre.”

Residents can find their nearest recycling centre at: http://www.responsible-recycling.co.uk/contact-us/find-your-local-recycling-centre/

How many sets do you own - and how did you end up with so many? Get in touch with your views at simon.allin@archant.co.uk

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