Reusing and repairing materials significantly reduces the impact of producing, transporting and discarding all the products we all buy.
It's all part of helping shift from our current linear economic model to a far more circular approach. This then means using our finite resources far more efficiently and effectively, keeping materials in use for as long as possible, and minimising any waste generation.
Moving to an economic model based on repair and reuse can also stimulate skills training, innovation and job growth, creating new economic opportunities for individuals and businesses.
During this event we’ll hear about inspiring projects already tackling this huge challenge, and consider ways to scale up even further our existing approaches here in Cumbria.
Simply Repair South Lakes brings together people with repair skills, and those who want to learn to repair. They hold regular repair events where clothes, small electricals, furniture, toys and other household items can be fixed.
The Restart Project aims to fix our relationship with electronics, by working with schools and organisations to help them value and use gadgets for longer. Regular Restart Parties are opportunities for people to teach each other how to repair their broken and slow devices, and the annual Fixfest is the UK’s biggest gathering of community repair projects.
R4GM/Renew is an ambitious and unique project which aims to create value from waste to benefit Greater Manchester. Items donated at recycling centres across the city are repaired and renewed at the Renew Hub, ready to be resold to a new home. Along with making great strides towards a circular economy, the Hub provides training and employment in green skilled jobs along with working with local charities.
This event supports the work of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership.
Cost - This event is free to attend.
Venue - This event will be held via Zoom. Once you register, you'll receive a link to join the event.
Recording - We may record the event to share online afterwards. By taking part in this event, you accept that your name/image/voice may appear in the recording. You can opt not to activate your webcam and microphone, and you can change how your name is displayed in the list of participants. Attendees' video feeds won't necessarily be on screen at any point during the webinar.
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