1000 Flowers for the Planet - #351 Repair Tools
Looking after your tools in the first instance is always the best course of action, but if one of your tools does happen to break, try fixing it before tossing it. Tools range from electric tools, hand tools, garden tools, mechanical tools, building tools and handyman tools to tools used for sewing and tools used in the kitchen. There are all types of tools we might use around the house or for our employment.
When we repair what we already have, we prevent useful items from becoming ‘stuff’ that goes into landfill, and this is a high priority. Repairing tools also saves money, as often the cost of repair is far less than the cost of buying a new one. When you keep a tool in use as long as possible there is less need for natural resources to be mined to produce new tools, particular oil for the production of plastics which make up so many modern tools. This, in turn, saves energy, reduces carbon emissions, produces less travel miles and therefore more energy, and helps you value your tools.