Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Fix It Club

My illustrious collegue Tom Rhodes with the NC DPPEA shared this link with me this morning.  It's the Fix It Club.  http://www.fixitclub.com/ 

In the style of David Letterman, here are the top 10 reasons to fix or recycle things that break:

  1. You can be a smarter consumer by knowing how things work and what to do if they don't: appliances, heaters, air conditioners, mowers, plumbing, electronics, clocks, paint, flooring and more.
  2. You can save money by not having to replace things that you easily can fix. It might just need a fuse, a new electrical cord, or a screw tightened. You can do that!
  3. You can buy better things that will last longer than disposables because you know you can probably fix them if they ever do conk out.
  4. You can reduce the environmental impact of having a replacement manufactured from raw materials and transported from a far-off land.
  5. You can learn how to recycle the things you just can't fix.
  6. You can learn new skills and discover the satisfaction of fixing something that's broken.
  7. You can spend some quality time with kids fixing things together -- and teaching them the importance of recycling.
  8. You can keep that family clock or other heirloom running longer.
  9. You can justify the cost of expanding your collection of tools.
  10. You can impress your spouse, partner, and others with your new-found fixing skills.

Home Electronics Disposal