The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population but consumes 30% of the world’s resources and creates 30% of the world’s waste. In addition to emissions from landfill, the more significant greenhouse gas costs of our habits of consumption lies in the resources and energy used to manufacture and distribute new stuff. For every one garbage can of waste you put out on the curb, 70 garbage cans of waste were made upstream to make the junk in that one garbage can you put out on the curb. Repair can change that.
Fixup operates short term repair and reuse events to build a healthy, circular relationship with our stuff. They have operated over a dozen pop up shops, diverted over 10,000lb of waste from landfill, and provided work for over 30 local fixers in NYC since 2013.
Remade in Brooklyn teaches repair skills to divert waste from landfill and promote sustainable, ethical consumption for a zero waste future. They are based in North Brooklyn and dedicated to repairing and making things from rescued materials.