How many times did you throw out something that could be repaired, just because it was cheaper or simply more convenient to buy a new one? At the Repair Café individuals come together to repair clothing, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, utensils, toys, et cetera. If you don’t have something to repair or skills to offer, you can simply take a drink at the bar and chat with the other participants and volunteers.
Repair Cafés are sustainable for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is environmentally and economically sustainable as the concept partially solves the issue of planned obsolescence. Every time we buy a new product instead of repairing the one we have, new emissions are produced, new materials are used and waste is created. Secondly, it is a very social environment. Repair cafés are about creating relationships. The reason we throw away so much is that people don't know how to repair things anymore.At the café this knowledge is shared.
Responsible Consumption and Production: Repairing items we already have instead of buying new ones reduces waste, mitigates GHG emissions, and has a positive social impact.
Climate Action: Repairing and recycling existing products is an efficient way to limit our greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the demand for newly manufactured products.