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No Thanks, Landfill: The Rise Of The Repair Café

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TV on the fritz? Go buy a new one, is the usual thinking. And it's not just electronics... much of what we buy and use in our consumer society is meant to get used up and thrown away.

What happened to all the people who used to run repair shops? Gone, a lot of them. But John Wackman and Elizabeth Knight showcase a movement to bring them back, in the form of nonprofit "repair cafés."

Knight and Wackman's book is Repair Revolution: How Fixers Are Transforming Our Throwaway Culture. So hold on before you throw out that thing you think you've broken or torn for good... there could be a way to repair it.

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