The city of Eugene wants to reduce waste by teaching people to fix common household items, like clothes and electrical appliances. The City received $70,000 in grant money to launch the “Repair Café” project.
Stephanie Scafa is an analyst with Eugene’s Waste Prevention and Green Building Program.
Scafa: “A repair café, or a fix-it clinic, is a space that is a free meeting place for people to come and repair common household items.”
Scafa says the cafes will be staffed with professionals and volunteers who can help people restore their old stuff.