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Repairing Devices

Worldwide, electronic waste is a huge problem: More than 20 million tonnes of e-waste are produced every year. When electronics end up in landfill, toxic substances like lead, mercury, and cadmium leach into the soil and water. We can slow down our consumption of electronics by repairing our devices rather than upgrading them. Our repair cafe has a station …

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International Repair Week

Our repair session this month fell on Saturday, October 20th, which put it not only in International Repair Cafe Week, but also of right on Repair Day! Repair Day is about celebrating the value of fixing. It is a day about making repair more visible, sharing skills and avoiding waste going into landfill. It is …

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Banksia Sustainability Award

Banksia are the longest running sustainability award program in the world and this year marks their 30th anniversary. We are so excited to be chosen as finalists for this year’s Community category. Winners are announced on November 29th.

Happy Campers

Happy Campers! These two travellers from Holland stumbled upon Repair Cafe Perth after finding one of our posters on the back of a toilet door! The curtain from their camper van had a wobbly bottom, with the help of our repairer they learnt how to hem it straight. Providing them with privacy and new skills!

Passing on skills

When you visit a repair cafe event, you’ll take part in the repair process, whether it’s watching the repair in action or even having a go. “I learned how to fix the items myself in the future. THANK YOU!” “I like that you could watch and learn. Very impressed with this.” – Repair cafe visitors …

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Where are they now?

There were so many great repairs at this morning’s repair cafe. Among the 87 items that came in was a lovely old table that was repaired and destined for a children’s room after it gets a new lick of paint. The table’s owners offered to send pictures of the final result, which we are keen …

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