Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Two ways of reducing our impact on the world
Velmore Community Centre in Chandlers Ford has recently started hosting a repair café. It runs on the last Saturday of each month, from 10am to 1pm and you can bring clothing, computers, bikes, or electrical items in need of repair. Contact the Centre for more details.
There are Repair Cafés around the world, with plenty of support available if you want to start one up at your own centre / hall. Find out more here – the Repair Café Foundation asks for a donation of €49 in return for a guidance manual for starting your café, and various template forms and signs.
Repairing broken appliances and other items is a great way of reducing our impact on the world, and it’s estimated that Repair Cafés worldwide prevented around 350,000kg of waste in 2018.
Another scheme helping to reduce the amount of resources we use is Community RePaint, sponsored by Dulux. You can buy paint for your community hall / centre or for use in smaller quantities at home, and you can also find out more about setting up a scheme to receive leftover paint.