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The Big Fix - repair and reuse

Tools on a table

We're joining in The Big Fix, a national event to help repair broken household objects to stop them going into the bin.

We're running a repair café on Friday 14 February, between 9.30am and 3pm in Gateshead Civic Centre foyer, where you can bring along small electrical items and electronic equipment and our two experts will show you how easy they can be fixed and working like new.

Bring along your broken household items (as above) for repair or donate working items that you no longer want so they can be given to others to appreciate and use again.

Every year we all throw away vast amounts of stuff, even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. The café aims to give you the tools, skills and confidence to repair what you would have once thrown away and appreciate the value again. By reusing things for longer we can reduce the volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products. It cuts CO2 emissions, for example, because manufacturing new products and recycling old ones causes CO2 to be released.

Tools on a table
12 February 2020

We're joining in The Big Fix, a national event to help repair broken household objects to stop them going into the bin.

We're running a repair café on Friday 14 February, between 9.30am and 3pm in Gateshead Civic Centre foyer, where you can bring along small electrical items and electronic equipment and our two experts will show you how easy they can be fixed and working like new.

Bring along your broken household items (as above) for repair or donate working items that you no longer want so they can be given to others to appreciate and use again.

Every year we all throw away vast amounts of stuff, even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. The café aims to give you the tools, skills and confidence to repair what you would have once thrown away and appreciate the value again. By reusing things for longer we can reduce the volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products. It cuts CO2 emissions, for example, because manufacturing new products and recycling old ones causes CO2 to be released.

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