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* Community art from recycled materials
 
* Community art from recycled materials
 
* Community paper collections
 
* Community paper collections
* Develop community libraries or all kinds thereby promoting reuse and [[sharing]], ''see separate article''
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* Develop community libraries of all kinds thereby promoting reuse and [[sharing]], ''see separate article''
 
* Develop Community Recycling schemes or cooperatives, Community Wood Recycling Projects, Community compost schemes
 
* Develop Community Recycling schemes or cooperatives, Community Wood Recycling Projects, Community compost schemes
 
* Enable Computer recycling and Furniture recycling
 
* Enable Computer recycling and Furniture recycling

Revision as of 10:25, 8 February 2015

News and comment

2016

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

2015

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]

2014

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

2010

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


Bring and fix

Article in NewStart, October 2011

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

Repair Café

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

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

References

What communities can do

Overview, see right hand column for more

  • Bring and Fix schemes
  • Community art from recycled materials
  • Community paper collections
  • Develop community libraries of all kinds thereby promoting reuse and sharing, see separate article
  • Develop Community Recycling schemes or cooperatives, Community Wood Recycling Projects, Community compost schemes
  • Enable Computer recycling and Furniture recycling
  • Give or take days, Give or take stalls at Green fairs
  • Nappy laundering service
  • Precycling, Waste minimisation
  • promote free reuse and Better Use
  • Promoting products that are actually repairable in the first place (and not engineered to be disposable). A wiki or magazine could provide info on the most repairable products.
  • Rent instead of buy
  • Repair services and repair cafes
  • Scrapstores
  • Second-hand clothing, etc. stores, support charity shops
  • Waste exchange schemes
  • X-mas present swapping market

Campaigns

Why it matters

(article needed)

The 5th 'R'

A fifth 'R' is sometimes added. Examples include: 'Refuse', 'remanufacture', 'recover', 'restore', 'redesign', 'repurposing', 'rot' (compost), etc. [1]

Resources

  • How to Start a Repair Café, information from Shareable
  • iFixit, the free repair guide for everything, written by everyone. Global community of people helping each other repair things
  • Plastic Pollution Coalition, global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, the ocean and the environment.
  • Restart Party Kit
  • WARPit, resource redistribution network

Citizens data initiative

Recycling Infographic from reusethisbag.com

Maps

Global map of Restart Parties

Quotes

"If the garbage man calls, tell him we don't want any" Groucho Marx

Video

See also

  • local information can be found, or shared, via our many location pages


Interwiki links

Wikipedia: Zero waste and its Governance section, Waste reduction (category), Reuse (category), Recycling (category),

External links

  • The Plastic Bank, recycling to reduce plastic waste and poverty
  • The Restart Project, London-based social enterprise aiming to revive electronics repair in order to reduce waste
  • World Computer Exchange, USA and Canada based charity organization whose mission is "to reduce the digital divide for youth in developing countries, to use our global network of partnerships to enhance communities in these countries, and to promote the reuse of electronic equipment and its ultimate disposal in an environmentally responsible manner." W


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References

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