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December 27, 2013 / or4green

Return of the Repair Shop?

An all-purpose repair shop ran for a month in the Inwood section of Manhattan.  “Pop Up Repair” was set up and staffed by theater technicians who would repair whatever items were brought in.  They also ran fix-it workshops.

This is a great sustainability angle that diverts waste and avoids new production, with great potential to get members of the local community involved.  Check out this video about the operation:

Their site isn’t too far from where I spotted Michael Scheafe’s wonderfully repaired and restored vintage toasters.  See this greenOR page for more on that including some photos.  Related reading is the post “Repair or Replace” with connections to the well-known (in O.R. circles)  equipment replacement problem.

 

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