An available, efficient repair infrastructure could contribute significantly to a reduced waste stream: why toss and replace when you can fix it? Right? Unfortunately, not only have we gotten out of that mindset (because of cheaply available products often made under less-than-ideal conditions), but, in many cases, we’re prevented from repairing products by manufacturers. Really? If […]
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The Repair Café concept brings together neighbors to repair broken, non-working, or otherwise damaged items instead of tossing them.
Headphones not working or broken? Avoid the temptation to toss and replace, and try one of these headphone repair tactics to get them back in shape.
The French have passed a new law that requires gadget & appliance repair or replacement for two years, and job creation in a circular economy…
Makeup is expensive & represents lots of embodied resources, so don’t toss that broken eyeshadow. Fix it with these instructions.
Fellow sustainablogger Robin Shreeves recently wrote a great and helpful post — Your Trash Just Doesn’t Disappear, Stupid! (Or How To Make Sure Useful Things Stay Out of Landfills) — that touches on a bit of a phenomenon that piques my interest: mongoing, freeganism, dumpster diving. The term “dumpster diving” probably conjures certain derogatory images: […]
Buying second-hand products is always green, but it’s easy to be discouraged by the stories of broken laptops from eBay or Craigslist. To quell these fears, here is a 10-step checklist on how to find a used laptop that isn’t just a high-tech lemon. Most wouldn’t flinch at the idea of buying a used car, […]