Repair is a key reuse activity that helps products to last for longer. Community repair prevents waste, saves CO2 and mends hearts.
A recent study by Oko-Institut found that repairing and keeping products televisions, smartphones, washing machines and notebooks going for longer could save 3.93 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents (CO2e) per year in Germany alone.
CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.
For more information about the project see here.