Repair and Reuse

Repair and Reuse

Repair and reuse

We all need some ‘R and R’

Singleton Environment Centre has established a new group to work in a practical workshop:

  • Sort items suitable for repair
  • Choose materials for re-use
  • Make useful goods and gifts
  • Upcycle discarded goods
  • Learn new skills and teach others
  • Share ideas and solutions
  • Donate unwanted tools

It has also been described as “tinkering”, the attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way.

Another version is disassembly and reassembly, “to dismantle, take apart, take to pieces, pull apart, pull to pieces, take/pull to bits, deconstruct, break up, strip down” and, possibly, to put back together again.

There is such a host of possibilities!

The group is now ready to receive items for Repair and Reuse. Come along or call John to discuss your suggestions.

Julie in the workshop

Join in

The photo shows the first meeting on Thursday 19 July. There was no shortage of ideas and a range of skills on offer.

Inaugural meeting

It was agreed to meet on the first and third Wednesday from 5 September 2018.
Time: 13.00 – 16.00 (to avoid the school run)

We are keen to hear from likely volunteer leaders and those who would like to join in.

Contact to discuss:
Malcolm Wiffen malcwiffen@btinternet.com

Repair café

“A repair café is a meeting in which people repair household electrical and mechanical devices, computers, bicycles, clothing, etc. They are organised by and for local residents. Repair cafés are held at a fixed location where tools are available and where they can fix their broken goods with the help of volunteers. Its objectives are to reduce waste, to maintain repair skills and to strengthen social cohesion.”
Source: Wikipedia

Can we fix it?

The repair cafes waging war on throwaway culture
Source: The Guardian

 

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