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Mend It May – Why Mend #5

When I originally thought about all the answers to the question Why Mend? I came up with 11 reasons, and I am sure there are many many more.
I had grand plans to write a post about each one of them, but May is whizzing past in a blur of wonderful mendiness, and it might be time to admit to myself that this probably won’t happen.
However, I’m ploughing on, and we’re up to Number 5, and today I want to talk about the new skills that mending teaches us.

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Mend It May-Why Mend #2

Today is the second in the Mend It May mini series exploring “Why Mend?” (you can find the first one here) and today it’s all about landfill…!

It’s a bit of no-brainer really, but one of the most important reasons for mending things is to keep them out of landfill.
Every year, in the UK we send about 350,000 tonnes of clothes (worth about £140 million) to landfill, and we generate over 1.5 million tonnes of e-waste (electronic waste) a year, which equates to about 20kg each *shocked face emoticon*.
Admittedly not all of these garments and products would have had a repairable problem, but I’m willing to bet that a significant majority of them would have been fixable and could have been kept in use with a simple mend or two.

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