Kitchen opportunities for refilling, reusing and repairing

Friday, 13 November 2009

The kitchen is a great place to get the hang of refilling, reusing and repairing our stuff. We're encouraged to always buy new, but there's a lot of opportunities to be cleverer than that.

Electronic waste

They don't make 'em like they used to

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Appliances and electronics seem to be made for "planned obsolescence", designed to break just after the warranty expires so you have to buy a new one. It's pretty frustrating, but a little of the "repair, reuse, refill" attitude can help us get more life out of these objects.

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Refill, Reuse, Repair

Sunday, 8 November 2009

We've become a bit spoiled these days - it's easy and cheap to buy new things as soon as the one we have gets a dent or gets a little dirty. But there's no reason we can't get a little bit clever about making the most of what we've already got.

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