Repair Cafes help reduce garbage by fixing things that people would throw away and replace

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5 thoughts on “Repair Cafes help reduce garbage by fixing things that people would throw away and replace

  1. Arlington County Public Schools has got a terrific career center. My son is going through their automotive department. They should have courses there about how to fix everyday things. I wish I knew how to do that…and I wish they’d teach kids how to manage a checking account or buy stocks. Life skills. Oh boy, now I feel a letter coming on!!

      • Right On, man!! Yes, that’s a great idea. I’ll include that in my letter. That’s what they do with the cars (people either donate them or bring them in to be worked on), why not small motors from lawn mowers or can openers. Why not radios and TVs. Just think of the science the kids can learn in the process!!

  2. I have become the de facto ‘repair cafe’ for my family – ever since I was a child I have been the type who wants to know how everything works. One good way to figure out how things work is to try to determine why they don’t work. Before I relegate goods to the trash heap I will attempt repair and if a repair is not possible I will at least try to determine the reason for failure and factor that into decisions about its replacement.

    With the cost of automobiles these days I am quite sure that if I did not perform my own repairs I would have to walk everywhere I go (which would in turn behoove me to brush-up on my cobbler skills.)

    Repair Cafes are a great idea and well suited for presentation on ProjectPut – Thank you for sharing!

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