Are YOU #ShareRepairAware?
Supporting your local sharing and repairing projects is an amazing way to change the way you consume, make less waste, and support your local community – but what exactly IS sharing and repairing? Where are your local projects, and what does it mean to get involved??
Join Circular Communities Scotland’s Share and Repair Network this week to learn more about sharing and repairing and see if YOU are #ShareRepairAware!
Do you want to live more sustainably? Change the way you consume? Fight climate change? Save money in the cost-of-living crisis?
Sharing and repairing are amazing ways to do all the above, as well as support charities and social enterprises that give back to your local community, but it can be confusing to know where to go, what to do, or how to get involved.
Our #ShareRepairAware campaign is here to help.
Sounds good! How can I get involved?
- Feeling brave? Take our online quiz to see if your knowledge about sharing and repairing is up to scratch! (If you share your results on socials, don’t forget to @ us, and use the #ShareRepairAware hashtag!)
- Not sure about sharing and repairing? Read our campaign article (yes this one!) to learn more or visit our sharing and repairing webpage.
- Like and share our posts on TWITTER, FACEBOOK and LINKEDIN to spread the word and help others be #ShareRepairAware!
Okay I admit it, I’m not sure I’m #ShareRepairAware!
What exactly is SHARING and REPAIRING?
Sharing projects allow you to reduce your consumption by hosting a library of items which community members can borrow instead of buying new! Items available to borrow depend on the library, but can include books, toys, DIY and gardening tools, outdoor equipment, electronics, bikes, cleaning apparatus, kitchen utensils and recreational items. Phew!
Repair projects provide a supportive community space where you can bring a damaged or broken items to be repaired by skilled staff or volunteers. This can help you save waste by using repaired items instead of replacing them. Repair projects often repair for free, for voluntary donations, or have a no fix no fee scheme. You can bring whatever you need, including electronics, furniture, equipment, toys and devices to be fixed!
Learn more about SHARING and REPAIRING and the CIRCULAR ECONOMY.
Amazing! Where can I find my local sharing and repair projects?
That’s easy. Take a look at our MEMBERS MAP.
The Share and Repair Network is a membership organisation, with over 60 sharing and repair projects across Scotland as our members.
We support and represent them, so they can focus on lending and repairing your items to help you save the planet (and your purse).
A big thank you to everyone who is joining in this week with our #ShareRepairAware Campaign. We’re pleased to bring attention to our these amazing alternatives to buying new, which help us all to create a more sustainable and circular Scotland.