Build or Buy

Have you ever thought how we have been shirking away in our laziness or ignorance or lack of time and tools to repair things and reuse them at home. Labour costs being higher in the west have driven people to buy new rather than repair and reuse. White goods like refrigetrators, motors, microwaves, ovens, dishwashers, bicycles, toys, simple mechanical or wooden things in daily use are being bought new. In so called ‘higher societies’ reusing repaired items take a dim view on reuse. How far can societies afford new things. The new things are manufactured from virgin raw materials, that are going to get reduced. The capitalism that has caught on in developing countries encourages wastage. How many of our homes have these redundant things that are waiting to be repaired or junked. It could just be a fuse blowout in the plug, a crack in the mirror or a loose connection somewhere. There has to be a subject in school curriculum on DIY. Simply running sustainability campaigns against wastage and recycling will not bring in change at the roots. Our children need to learn to fix things with their own hands. This will develop their motor skills and also educate them in how things work. Leaving all learning to Google is not an option. Learning and Application are very different.

Build or Buy

Have you ever thought how we have been shirking away in our laziness or ignorance or lack of time and tools to repair things and reuse them at home. Labour costs being higher in the west have driven people to buy new rather than repair and reuse. White goods like refrigetrators, motors, microwaves, ovens, dishwashers, bicycles, toys, simple mechanical or wooden things in daily use are being bought new. In so called ‘higher societies’ reusing repaired items take a dim view on reuse. How far can societies afford new things. The new things are manufactured from virgin raw materials, that are going to get reduced. The capitalism that has caught on in developing countries encourages wastage. How many of our homes have these redundant things that are waiting to be repaired or junked. It could just be a fuse blowout in the plug, a crack in the mirror or a loose connection somewhere. There has to be a subject in school curriculum on DIY. Simply running sustainability campaigns against wastage and recycling will not bring in change at the roots. Our children need to learn to fix things with their own hands. This will develop their motor skills and also educate them in how things work. Leaving all learning to Google is not an option. Learning and Application are very different.

Build or Buy

Have you ever thought how we have been shirking away in our laziness or ignorance or lack of time and tools to repair things and reuse them at home. Labour costs being higher in the west have driven people to buy new rather than repair and reuse. White goods like refrigetrators, motors, microwaves, ovens, dishwashers, bicycles, toys, simple mechanical or wooden things in daily use are being bought new. In so called ‘higher societies’ reusing repaired items take a dim view on reuse. How far can societies afford new things. The new things are manufactured from virgin raw materials, that are going to get reduced. The capitalism that has caught on in developing countries encourages wastage. How many of our homes have these redundant things that are waiting to be repaired or junked. It could just be a fuse blowout in the plug, a crack in the mirror or a loose connection somewhere. There has to be a subject in school curriculum on DIY. Simply running sustainability campaigns against wastage and recycling will not bring in change at the roots. Our children need to learn to fix things with their own hands. This will develop their motor skills and also educate them in how things work. Leaving all learning to Google is not an option. Learning and Application are very different.

Build or Buy

Have you ever thought how we have been shirking away in our laziness or ignorance or lack of time and tools to repair things and reuse them at home. Labour costs being higher in the west have driven people to buy new rather than repair and reuse. White goods like refrigetrators, motors, microwaves, ovens, dishwashers, bicycles, toys, simple mechanical or wooden things in daily use are being bought new. In so called ‘higher societies’ reusing repaired items take a dim view on reuse. How far can societies afford new things. The new things are manufactured from virgin raw materials, that are going to get reduced. The capitalism that has caught on in developing countries encourages wastage. How many of our homes have these redundant things that are waiting to be repaired or junked. It could just be a fuse blowout in the plug, a crack in the mirror or a loose connection somewhere. There has to be a subject in school curriculum on DIY. Simply running sustainability campaigns against wastage and recycling will not bring in change at the roots. Our children need to learn to fix things with their own hands. This will develop their motor skills and also educate them in how things work. Leaving all learning to Google is not an option. Learning and Application are very different.

Build or Buy

Have you ever thought how we have been shirking away in our laziness or ignorance or lack of time and tools to repair things and reuse them at home. Labour costs being higher in the west have driven people to buy new rather than repair and reuse. White goods like refrigetrators, motors, microwaves, ovens, dishwashers, bicycles, toys, simple mechanical or wooden things in daily use are being bought new. In so called ‘higher societies’ reusing repaired items take a dim view on reuse. How far can societies afford new things. The new things are manufactured from virgin raw materials, that are going to get reduced. The capitalism that has caught on in developing countries encourages wastage. How many of our homes have these redundant things that are waiting to be repaired or junked. It could just be a fuse blowout in the plug, a crack in the mirror or a loose connection somewhere. There has to be a subject in school curriculum on DIY. Simply running sustainability campaigns against wastage and recycling will not bring in change at the roots. Our children need to learn to fix things with their own hands. This will develop their motor skills and also educate them in how things work. Leaving all learning to Google is not an option. Learning and Application are very different.