Caledon residents, it’s time again to gather your broken toasters, chipped mugs and torn pant hems! On Saturday, October 22nd, Caledon Reduces (a busy subcommittee of ecoCaledon) will run its third Repair Café, offering you the opportunity to give your household items a second life and support a circular economy in Caledon.
The week of October 17 - 23 is Waste Reduction Week in Canada, a dedicated week to focus on reducing waste in all forms, including plastics, food, textiles and e-waste. EcoCaledon’s Repair Café on October 22nd is a perfect event to celebrate simple ways to extend the life of useful items, and keep them from polluting our landfills. And there is no cost to participate!
A Repair Café is a space where you can bring broken items and repair them yourself under the guidance of volunteers. Repair Cafés promote the philosophy of fixing and reusing items instead of throwing them away. Depending on the nature of the required repair, skilled volunteers may offer to repair an item for you. Volunteers will be available to help you with your items from 11:00 am to 3:00pm pm on October 22nd at the Caledon East Community Complex in the Lion’s Den. For more information about the Repair Café, please click here: Just Sayin’ Caledon’s article on Repair Cafés.
Joining ecoCaledon at this event will be several other local organizations providing education on waste reduction, including The Town of Caledon, the Caledon Public Library and The Region of Peel.
For more information about The Repair Café, please email email@example.com.