Reduce Reuse Remake
There is a new venture in Pembrokeshire that is catching on all over the world. Fed up with the amount of waste that we regularly send to landfill, a group of concerned locals have organised their first event.
The aim of the first Repair Café, which will take place in Fishguard Town Hall and Library on Monday the 19th June, is to offer advice and repairs on a wide range of household items that might otherwise end up being thrown away.
The event , which will be free, is hosted by Pembrokeshire Remakery and will run from 2p.m. until 6.p.m. The Repair Café will be open to anyone hoping to save money and help protect the environment by bringing their electrical and mechanical items, textiles, garden machinery, and bikes to be mended by a team of volunteers.
There will be no charge for the repairs or advice offered, but if new components are needed , they will be charged at cost price.
All donations will be gratefully received. and will go toward buying tools and creating workshops that will allow people to learn how to affect their own simple repairs.
“This is our first event in Pembrokeshire “, said Steve Merrill,“but we are planning a range of workshops and other Remakery events to help redress the problem of waste. Currently the UK is in the top 5 nations in the world for creating electronic waste. 50 million tonnes of electrical items are just thrown away each year . Many of those items could have been given a whole new lease of life. It will save money and give people the pleasure of seeing a valued item being brought back to usefulness. Our motto is Reuse, Repair, Remake”
Have something you would like the Remakery team to have a look at? Come along on the 19th June for a cup of tea and a piece of cake and see what the team of experienced volunteers can do for you.
Remakery are also looking for skills and tools to add to their arsenal.
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