As business owners we want to do good by the planet; to manage and reduce waste to lessen our impact on the planet. Yet we also want and need economies to thrive and grow; worried that spending valuable time organising, decluttering and responsibly disposing of waste will eat into your profit margins?
Ignoring the true cost of waste could be holding your business back rather than striving ahead. Continue reading
Repair it, don’t hoard it!
In 2012 I stumbled across an article in the New York Times advocating to repair items before landfill. The Repair Café Foundation (now Repair Cafe International Foundation (RCIF), was founded by an ex-journalist Martine Postma in the Netherlands in 2011 to enable people to come together to provide a free service to their community to help repair and therefore, to extend the life of products that would otherwise end up as waste.
Since then the ground swell has been encouraging with Repair Cafes popping up in many countries, cities and rural communities, repairing everything from electrical items, picture frames, book binding to clothing repairs. Continue reading