Repair Cafés Help Keep Trash Out of Landfills, Build Community
According to the most recent Environmental Protection Agency data, about 262 million tons of municipal solid waste were generated in the U.S. in 2015. But while trash proliferation remains a global problem, there is a growing trend to help combat it. Repair Cafés are cropping up around the world, building community while teaching people how to fix their broken items instead of tossing them out. VOA's Jill Craig recently visited the Twins ACE hardware store in Fairfax, Virginia.