An Effort to Bury a Throwaway Culture One Repair at a Time

09 May 2012 11:08 AM | Anonymous
By Sally McGrane, New York Times

AMSTERDAM undefined An unemployed man, a retired pharmacist and an upholsterer took their stations, behind tables covered in red gingham. Screwdrivers and sewing machines stood at the ready. Coffee, tea and cookies circulated. Hilij Held, a neighbor, wheeled in a zebra-striped suitcase and extracted a well-used iron. “It doesn’t work anymore,” she said. “No steam.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/world/europe/amsterdam-tries-to-change-culture-with-repair-cafes.html?pagewanted=1&emc=eta1
International Society for Industrial Ecology | Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies | 195 Prospect St. New Haven Connecticut 06511 USA | Contact us at 203.432.6953 or email is4ie@yale.edu

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software