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News and comment[edit source]


Shareable's Top 17 Decluttering Tips, Aug 3 [1]


How to upcycle your neighbourhood, September 17 [2]

New worldwide website for Repair Café, September 9 [3]

Gambiarra: repair culture, March 8. "Repairing things as a cultural trend is inextricably related to organic food, natural birthing, cultural diversity, upcycling, sustainable mobility, urban farming, fair trade, culture of peace and digital commons." by felipefonseca [4]


Plastic Bank: How to solve the plastic pollution problem and poverty at the same time, April 10 [5]


Growing e-waste threat to health and the environment. Urgent need to prepare developing countries, says UN, 22 February [6]

Bring and fix[edit source]

Article in NewStart, October 2011

Bring & Fix, Rushey Green Time Bank, and on facebook

Repair Café[edit source]

A Repair Cafe is a meeting in which people repair appliances/devices, organized by and for local residents. They meet at a fixed location where tools are available and where they can fix their broken stuff with the help of handy volunteers. Objectives are to reduce the waste pile, to maintain repairing knowledge and to strengthen the social cohesion. W

Repair Cafe by Ilvy Njiokiktjien.jpg

Waste minimization[edit source]

Waste minimization is a process of elimination that involves reducing the amount of waste produced in society and helps eliminate the generation of harmful and persistent wastes, supporting the efforts to promote a more sustainable society. Waste minimisation involves redesigning products and/or changing societal patterns, concerning consumption and production, of waste generation, to prevent the creation of waste. W