We were like that only4 min read 08 Jun 2012, 12:39 AM IST
We were like that only
A few Sundays ago there was a story in the Sunday Timesof India that a group of environmentally conscious Dutch people was trying to stem the culture of use and throw by opening up Repair Cafes across the Netherlands. Anyone who had a household appliance to repair, or a dress that needed a bit of darning, had to saunter in to the café where amid coffee and cookies, a few volunteers who like to fix things would do it for them, free of cost. The Repair Café even has a grant from the Dutch government. At its core is the idea of a sustainable lifestyle where things are recycled and repaired rather than thrown away and new ones bought in an endless loop of consumption.
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