Staying Away From The Throw Away Culture

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We are increasingly living in a throwaway culture or an in other words disposable culture. Gone are the days when you would try to use second hand products or try to at least repair items that are broken or damaged. This has partially become the main reason for so much of plastic and other disposable material littering our environment and damaging the ecosystem. That being said things do not last forever, eventually your household items will begin to give trouble and your clothing or shoes will need replacing. But as environmentally conscious individuals, let’s not be hasty to throw these in the dumpster. There are always items that can be mended. So let’s look at some of the things that can be repaired or mended and used for a little while longer. Things were not always like that. If you speak to your parents or even your grandparents, you will hear how well they used to work with the local cobbler who did many mending work such as heel shoe repair. Though it is not very common in this day and age, there are still place and companies that still make it their job to help you with everyday repair jobs.

Rough and tough use gear: if you are an outdoorsy person such as a camper or a hiker, you will understand that items used for these outings do not come cheap. Therefore they should be ideally on the top of repair list for you. When you go out on an adventure you must make sure that the gear that you take, such as the tents or the sleeping bags work perfectly. Therefore rather than investing in brand new gear, make use of the warranties provided and always try to mend them. This is because most of the companies that manufacture them would likely provide mending services too.

Shoes: your local cobbler or repairman can save you a lot of money by repairing the highly priced shoes you own. After all if you make a big investment you should be able to use them for a considerably long time. Cobblers now offer many services such as replacing worn heels and refurbishing used up and banged up leather. But that is not all they can do, most now offer car remote key repairs and key cutting services too.

Clothing: its true that today the fashion keeps changing very fast, however some staples like blue jeans can stay in vogue for long. So when you own a really good pair, make sure to mend those wears and tears and keep using it for longer. After all a worn out of pair of jeans has its appeal. The same goes for men’s clothing such as dress shirts and suits. And well made item can really be used for a long time, and since Apart from these other items that can be refurbished or repaired can be furniture, appliances and jewellery.