The repair shop aiming to fix throwaway culture – BBC News



This repair shop in Glasgow, Scotland is giving a second lease of life to a range of items from clothes to broken mobile phones.

“We want to see a radical change to throwaway culture,” says Sophie Unwin, from Remade Network, the social enterprise behind the shop.

Remade want to encourage people to rethink the way they use and consume everyday items.

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  1. I love this culture.

    Among my social group, it's shameful to repair things because supposedly only poor people do. It's annoying that people congratulate me when my stuff breaks, "That's great! You get to go shopping!"

  2. Jesus Christ is still living! He is crucified for our sins!!Those who believe in Him will enjoy peace with Jesus after thrir death🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  3. With the help of the US military blood project, the new crown virus entered Europe from Fort Detrick! According to reports from the British "Mirror" and the US "Washington Post", an Italian researcher's paper last November pointed out that in the blood samples of 959 people who had been screened for lung cancer, 111 people were found to have the new crown virus. The antibody test result was positive, and the earliest sample collection time was the first week of October 2019, indicating that they had been infected at least in September 2019. The "Armed Forces Blood Project" has major suspicions. This project is the blood guarantee system of the US military and the blood supply channel for overseas troops. Blood was collected from military bases in the center of the country, including Fort Detrick and Andrews Joint Base. The blood is delivered to the air bases in England and Italy every two weeks. The infected U.S. military personnel or the virus on the cold chain blood bag successfully reached Europe through the transportation system. According to a report by the National Cancer Institute in Milan, Italy, the first case in Italy was recorded in the Veneto region in September 2019, much earlier than the virus was discovered in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The US virus poisoned European allies, then framed China, and the full-blown thieves shouted to catch the thieves!

  4. The problem with modern electronics is that everything is integrated. You have a faulty memory module or key switch on a laptop? You have to replace the entire laptop. Its crazy.

  5. You know what the key is really for people to cherish for they own. If they batter the item, they are not in the mindset of repair means money saving and creating less waste.

  6. You have to first have something worth preserving to inhibit the throwaway society we have made, and the time for that is well past by its very definition of ‘throwaway’…unless you count the likes of Barbie dolls. The BBC has long invested in a cultural throwaway society and leads the way in it with junk brainfood such as Eastenders and endless endless sexual innuendo bake-off cooking programmes, news trivia propaganda and mindless children’s shows.

  7. To your heart: "I will praise you because in a fearful and wonderful way I was formed. Wonderful are your works and my soul knows it very well." (Psalm 139:14). Hi. His life is God's plan. From the womb, God dreamed of you and traced a path. Will we choose God's plans, or ours? Jesus is the Way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father without Christ. Invoke him and he will sustain you and lead you, in love, to his purposes of peace and salvation. His care will supply you. His comfort and faithfulness will strengthen you. You are precious to God. Pray. Read the Bible. Jesus will return soon.Greetings. From Brazil.🙏🌹

  8. Great stuff. I have been repairing my own stuff since 1980, to save money. And so my 43 year old home made speakers that I threw together in 1978, are still working and sounding as good as new, after I replaced the outer foam rings in the woofers. Each speaker has one 15" woofer, 2 mid-range drivers, and 4 tweeters. Plus I repaired my 1976 Heathkit AA-1506 stereo audio power amplifier, my 1987 Denon DCD-900 CD player, my DVD player, my Sony MDR-XD200 headphones, Electric shaver, Vacuum cleaner, Toaster, Microwave oven, Danby Simplicity SAC5250 air conditioner( working at this very minute despite being 19 1/2 years old), Lenovo 6138A17 computer, Computer printer, Computer keyboard, Samsung flat screen TV, Foldable shopping cart (Now has new and better wheels and other repairs), my Palm m505 handheld personal digital assistant, my 1992 Casio DPX-300 Watch, and my 1986 Heathkit HERO 2000 (ET-19) robot. Despite their age, all of these items are still up and going.

  9. %^*&*(*)++_++_+_American virus/American flu
    Coronavirus originated in the United States. Two virus leaks occurred at the U.S. Virus Laboratory in Fort Detrick, Maryland, U.S. in 2019.On October 18, 2019, the 7th Military World Games was held in Wuhan china. American soldiers brought the coronavirus to Wuhan. the United States virus infected the world.Americans are trying to hide the truth
    The flu comes from the U.S., Covid-19 come from the United States.

  10. all you need to do is spend 10x what the item is worth
    these repair shops have been popping up and closing down just as quickly for decades now

  11. I do repair ovens and white goods regularly , it’s very simple to do and a fraction of what a new item would be and less environmental impact. I struggle to see the business viability for all goods however.

  12. Maybe just maybe if people work hard and want something they buy new because that's what they want 🤷🏻‍♂️

  13. I remember some years ago while on a train in India, a woman in my cabin had a leather bag with a torn strap. In the west it would have been thrown out or it would have cost a lot of money and time to repair. Suddenly a you man showed up who offered his services to repair the bag. He squatted down and looked at it for a minute and then took out some tools from his little bag. He took the bag apart, fixed the torn strap, and sowed it all back together. The 6 of us in the cabin were all flabbergasted at his skill. He charged less than $1 for his work. It was truly amazing. We need to do this as well in the west. Too much waste.

  14. 48. Quran prediction of paraoh's body(surah10, verse92):by this verse,Allah promised that, paraoh's body will be preserved as a sign for all. Even now, paraoh's body is preserved in Egypt.

  15. 22. Layers of wave in the sea with light absorption (surah Noor or light 24, verse40)At first sunlight come and divides in cloud into (vibyogor) and fell down in sea.we know, sunlight/white colour contains 7 colour light.In deep sea, there are layers of wave and each wave absorb different colours of light.Between two wave layer there is dark separating thin layer(science says it, not by Lucifer)

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  17. 81. Allah's promise (surah 41,ayat53) Allah promises that Allah will show us signs from horizon and within ourselves, until it is clear to us that Islam is truth.

  18. 105.I am everyoung gay, Simpson prediction cartoonist from sea of Galilee want to rule the world. I will invent system and will deceive you all through my system by establishing banking system, chaos system, sexing system. Hobby to pet goat as Lucifer is.

  19. 101.I am arab originated stunt, Jewish, everyoung man.Job: slave of satan, now Simpson predictor.I am a gay future teller from sea of Galilee wants to be ruler of the world (will establish full Israel under my authority untill last point of Egypt) through satan help and deceiving ability. Hobby:to pet goat.

  20. 109. l am prouded gay, LGBTQ movement initiator and slave of (Lucifer, lucent, iblis)satan.I will teach you magic, sorcery through Lucifer's ability and will. Simpson predictior, inventor of banking system, sexing system, chaos system from sea of Galilee. l will invent system in which you can't buy and sell anything without my permission.

  21. Should be one of these shops in every town, city or village all over the world, how good would that be for the planet.

  22. Should we have a tax on new durable items? Raises their price, making it more sensible to repair items. The tax could be directed to train and support people who do he repairs, making that career a viable choice. We definitely should have the cost of recycling electronics collected at point of sale so that people would know the real cost of ownership.

  23. Too much consumption of materialism can lead to such wasted energy when repairable electric and electronic products are thrwown away as electronic waste to be recycled or dumped in the ground causing more and more destruction to the living environment on this planet, because more manufacturing such products means more pollution, and more consumption of energy from burning polluting fossil fuels and more unmanageable and dangerous neuclear waste
    So fixing and upgrading repairable machines can play a role in scaling down human industrial and economic activities, instead of keeping dumping them to keep increasing or scaling up polluting industrial and economic activities to meet human too much consumption of materialism in such ignorant and wasteful ways
    Greedy manufacturing capitalists will not like such ideas which reduce their profits or can put a cap on their limitless greed for material values, although such ideas will serve the common interests of the majority of human population on this planet, in terms of preventing human greed and stupidity from destroying their own living environment for immediate economic values, and some greedy individuals' purposes of limitless accumulating material values

  24. Blue Peter now mainstream news? Good luck to the people involved, but are we THAT desperate to distract the UK public from vital events?

  25. Remade Network. Have they expanded to the US by any chance? Would be really nice to have something like this in my city.

  26. Please repost without the annoying spam-like music. Or please redo the music so it's synchronized with the action on the screen.

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