Welcome to Repair & Reuse!
Through the ‘Let’s Talk Rubbish’ video of WWF ‘One Earth One Home’ program, students have learnt the importance of segregating waste at home before handing it over to authorized vendors.
However, the most important step to solid waste management and environmental sustainability is to reduce and reuse waste.
Our culture of conservation has slowly shifted away into a culture of convenience whereby throwing away products with extremely short life-spans has become the norm. This course will inculcate the culture to conserve in a manner which is easy for the students to understand and practice.
What you will learn
The first section of the course will make you understand “why ‘Reduce’ and ‘Reuse’ are the most favourable methods in the waste management pyramid”. You will learn the importance of extending the life of a product through reducing and reusing. It will also give you brief peek on the following –
- Why a circular economy is preferred over a linear economy?
- Easy practical ways to reduce waste
- Eco-friendly alternatives to ‘single use and throw’ products
The second section of the course ‘DIY Repair and Upcycling’ teaches students very simple methods to extend the life of a product. The norm right now in most households is that products are discarded as soon as they stop working, are torn, are no longer needed for their intended purpose or get old. This section urges students to be a little creative and think of ways to either repair a product or upcycle it. The activities covered in this
- How to set up a repair toolkit with a handy list of skilled professionals
- How to darn a hole in a sock?
- How to hem the edges of a pant using glue?
- How to upcycle an old t-shirt into a reusable shopping bag?
- How to upcycle non-recyclable multi-layered packaging