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What to Do with All This Broken Stuff? Cities Aim to Help People Fix It

Route Fifty – “…Across the country, municipalities are helping residents repair mendable belongings, keep material out of landfills and save money… Also known as repair cafés, fix-it clinics have gained popularity in recent years as a way for local governments to encourage residents to reduce, reuse and recycle. It can also help them save money, as they won’t need to replace broken items. For Washington, D.C., the event was one way to work toward the city’s broader sustainability goals, Wells said. Among those goals, the city aims to divert 80% of its waste away from landfills by 2032…”

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