April 9, 2023 – CBC PEI: A service that helped Islanders fix items instead of throwing them out or buying new ones is coming back. The PEI Repair Café started in 2017, but shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It allowed people to bring in items such as small kitchen appliances or clothing and have them repaired. As well, they would help teach a person a new skill set.
Daniel Cousins, founder of the PEI Repair Café, said the goal is to encourage people to repair goods and lessen the environmental impact of throwing them in the garbage.
It also saves money.
“In pretty much every project I work on, the end goal is accessibility and affordability is a barrier for a lot of things. If you can’t have access to the basics, things get a lot more expensive.”
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