Keeping things out of landfill can involve a variety of solutions and approaches. There’s something satisfying about repairing our devices, furniture, equipment or clothing, especially when it means we don’t have to upgrade to, or buy a replacement item.
Increasingly there are more accessible resources to help us repair, refurbish and mend broken or faulty objects. The repair movement covers so many different groups and players, and this means we can more easily access the right tools, manuals, skills and people to help us mend, repair, tinker and refurbish. It’s also another of those useful options that helps to avoid waste by extending the life of products.
In short, the repair movement is growing week by week, and this includes community and mens’ sheds when specific projects are enthusiastically supported.
Check out the following links and resources if you’re interested in repair and tools for making it more viable and cost effective:
By repairing things we not only help to protect the environment, we can also save money and be part of a community-oriented approach to sharing skills and expertise. There’s much more to repair than just fixing equipment; the social value of working together to mend, tinker and maximise durability, is part of building community resilience and know-how.