Repair Revolution

£13.99

Every year, millions of people throw away clothes, furniture, computers, appliances, and countless other items that get broken through natural wear and tear, simply because they lack the know-how to fix them. It’s just more convenient to buy new stuff. This throwaway lifestyle depletes Earth’s resources and adds to overflowing landfills. Although our society accepts frivolous waste as normal, there is a better way. Repair Revolution chronicles the rise of repair cafés nonprofit, volunteer organizations devoted to repairing electronics and household items for free. Repair Revolutionexplores the philosophy and wisdom of repairing, as well as the rising Right to Repair movement. It finishes with the practical details: online resources, fixes for common product malfunctions, and tips for founding your own repair café. Ultimately, Repair Revolution is about more than fixing material objects: in an age of overconsumption and planned obsolescence, do-it-yourself repair is a way of caring for our lives, our communities, and our planet.

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Description

Every year, millions of people throw away clothes, furniture, computers, appliances, and countless other items that get broken through natural wear and tear, simply because they lack the know-how to fix them. It’s just more convenient to buy new stuff. This throwaway lifestyle depletes Earth’s resources and adds to overflowing landfills. Although our society accepts frivolous waste as normal, there is a better way. Repair Revolution chronicles the rise of repair cafés nonprofit, volunteer organizations devoted to repairing electronics and household items for free. Repair Revolutionexplores the philosophy and wisdom of repairing, as well as the rising Right to Repair movement. It finishes with the practical details: online resources, fixes for common product malfunctions, and tips for founding your own repair café. Ultimately, Repair Revolution is about more than fixing material objects: in an age of overconsumption and planned obsolescence, do-it-yourself repair is a way of caring for our lives, our communities, and our planet.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781608686605

Author

Knight, Elizabeth

Publisher

New World Library

Binding

Paperback

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