This Montreal cafe will fix your broken gadgets for free

December 20, 2017 at 9:01 am Leave a comment

Repair CafeA Montreal cafe is pairing owners of broken household items with handy experts in an effort to fight back against throwaway consumer culture.

The Repair Cafe is one of more than 1,400 groups in Canada and around the world encouraging people to troubleshoot their toasters, headphones, printers, and waffle irons, rather than toss them in the trash.

“In Canada, we generate almost 20 kilograms of electronic waste per year and per person. And we only recycle five kilograms per year and per person,” the Repair Cafe’s Tanguy Marquer told CTV News.

The volunteers are mainly engineering students and retirees. They’re willing to work for free to help divert as many old clock-radios and blenders from landfills as possible.

Read This Montreal cafe will fix your broken gadgets for free at CTV News.


Entry filed under: Reducing Consumption, Waste.

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