Reuse, repair and share old items to help create a Greener Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Recycles is encouraging people across the county to bring items back to life by repairing them.
Many items are thrown away with almost nothing wrong with them, but lots of people don’t have the skills to repair things themselves.
Repairing and reusing items is even better for the environment than recycling, it can save money, reduce carbon emissions, reduce plastic waste, and reduce resource use.
If everyone in Gloucestershire repairs just one item, more than 600,000 items could be saved – the equivalent of 125 lorries worth of recycling.
Repair Cafes have been set up across the county, where talented volunteers can repair items for you. Items such as clothes, electronics, furniture, bric-a-brac, and bikes are all regularly brought along and repaired.
Those people that have DIY or crafting skills are encouraged to get involved and share their skills at their local Repair Cafe.
There are Repair Cafes all over Gloucestershire, including in Cheltenham, Cirencester, Yorkley, Newent, Tewkesbury, Stroud and Nailsworth.
Get involved using #GreenerGloucestershire on social media, with your stories, hints and tips on repair.
For more information, visit https://www.gloucestershirerecycles.com/reduce/repair/, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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