It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
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New York's Pop Up Repair Shop

New York's Pop Up Repair Shop

Oct 6, 2014-- Your lamp broke? Oh well, buy a new one. Your toaster oven broke? Again, just buy a new one. Are you one of those people who are more apt to throw out older, broken household items and just buy new replacements -- instead of perhaps thinking about giving it a chance to be fixed? Well, for Sandra Goldmark and her husband Michael Banta, they finally wanted to try and create a solution that "aimed at breaking the cycle of use-and-discard goods." And thus, New York City's Pop Up Repair Shop was born. Says resource specialist Darby Hoover, "We need to remind ourselves that there is value in repair and there is value in trying to keep something out of the landfill." (11531 reads)


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Take ActionBefore being so quick to discard something, take a second to think if you - or maybe someone you know - could perhaps fix or repair the item.



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