Why Repair Cafes?
We live in a society that revolves around consumption. We buy something, it breaks, we throw it out and buy a new one. This is the norm, but there are serious consequences with this cycle of obsolescence. The average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash per day most of which is sent to a landfill.
But what if we could change this? We can and the solution is simple: repair. Repair reduces waste, reduces the need for the extraction and production of raw materials and the energy needed to do so, and promotes community sustainability.
Repair Cafés also benefit communities by saving people money, sharing skills and practical knowledge, strengthening community ties and bringing people together. In the process, people begin to see their possessions in a new light, appreciate their value, and change their mindset about repairing.
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