Repair cafe

19th July 2018, 12:00pm | By Steve |

“The UK generates 26m tonnes of waste every single year, less than 50% is recycled.”

In a nutshell:
We throw away vast amounts of stuff.  Even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair.  Climate change, rising CO2 levels and plastics in the ocean are all consequence of our throwaway culture.  Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need to clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys and more. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.

What makes this project so special:
Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.

But most of all, the Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is. Why don’t you give it a go?

There are over 1.500 Repair Cafés worldwide, but only one in Wiltshire!  Come on you Moonrakers, we can do better than that! Visit one in your area or start one yourself and become part of this amazing social movement!

How you can replicate this project where you live:

  • Establish local need?
  • Talk to Transcoco Corsham
  • Identify an accessible location
  • Identify local volunteers and organisers
  • Promote the scheme
  • Launch your Repair Cafe

Find out more and get in touch:

Web: https://repaircafe.org/en/
Transcoco Corsham: http://www.transcoco.org.uk/

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