Think before you trash
We’ve told you how Singapore will run out of land for trash at the rate we are producing garbage. (Hint: Because it’s expensive AND unsustainable.)
Revive the repair culture in Singapore, and salvage your (seemingly) broken products. Not sure how you can fix them? Visit the Repair Kopitiam to get some help on mending malfunctioned household items such as broken irons, damaged radios, faulty fans, wobbly chairs and furniture, torn clothes, and more — for free.
These sessions take place every last Sunday of the month at public venues such as void decks and community centres. Visit their Facebook page to find out if there will be one near you soon.
P.S. Get more useful repairing tips from Repair Kopitiam here.
NEXT: Green Issues by Agy →
If you love fashion, craft, and DIY, here’s your chance make your clothes last longer. Reconnect with your wardrobe by learning useful repairing, repurposing and upcycling transformation techniques at workshops offered by avid upcycler and advocate of sustainable fashion, Agatha Lee. She’ll also throw in valuable advice on how to make eco-conscious fashion choices in Singapore.
The next “Restyle Your Wardrobe” workshop will be on Feb 11, 2017 and you can get more details here.
NEXT: Project Upcycle →
Organised by the Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC), this community programme aims to reduce waste by teaching residents to turn trash into treasure via regular workshops. They even held a fun Project Upcycle Competition and The Up Market — an exciting flea market that showcased various creative upcycled items for sale!
NEXT: Maker spaces →
If you need dedicated space for your DIY and upcycling projects, there are plenty of community platforms in Singapore where you can design, create, and work on making stuff. Check out these cool tinkering spaces and see if they fit your needs.
- Mettle Work
- Sustainable Living Lab (SL2)
- Fashion Maker Space
- Singapore Makers
- OneMaker Group
- Home-Fix XPC
NEXT: Repair Kopitiam →
For more helpful hacks and tips on how to turn waste into practical items in Singapore, check out Zero Waste SG.
By Muneerah Bee, November 2016
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