So what happens when things in this house get damaged or break?
|Birds don't care that feeder has shrunk|
He also shares his skills at repair cafés when he gets the chance - these are another great thing put on by Transition Loughborough and many such groups around the country so if you do have something you can't fix then it might be worth hunting up your local Repair Café. On one occasion one of the other volunteers repaired a hole in his knitted jumper whilst he was busy sharpening and re-fettling a load of secateurs so they are a great place to share skills too.
|Not my favourite job but...|
|Favourite mug to water pot|
Many other things can have a life beyond their original purpose - even those designed to be single use like yogurt pots, mushroom cartons and fruit punnets can go on to be used for seed trays, pot holders and containers for collecting homegrown fruit and veg before eventually ending up in the recycling stream via your council collection if you are in an area like mine or your local recycling centre if not. We try to remember that even recycling uses up resources that re-purposing would save so do our best to think about what we can do with our waste before we leave it up to others to take away but I know that there are many areas that we could improve on and keep looking for new ones.