in Irelands Southern waste Region residents are being encouraged to give
products a longer life by getting broken things repaired rather than throwing
them away. A series of 3 repair cafes are underway and these waste prevention/reuse
events are aimed at raising awareness and ability amongst communities to
relearn basic skills so old or broken items can be given a new lease of life.
on the success of the European Repair Café movement our events are similar but
tailored to local community needs. The concept is simple in the chosen areas we
first of all identify local people with knowledge and skills they are willing
to share to fix everyday household items, we then organise a venue and let the
public know about it. The most important aspect is that people attending our repair cafes work
alongside the volunteers so they learn how to make repairs themselves and this
we hope in turn will lead to whole communities embracing repair and reuse and
result in waste prevention.