With funding from Inspiring Australia, the second Repair Café was held on Saturday 21stApril, 2018 at the Arid Lands Environment Centre and heralded a success by attendees.
The Repair Café met its aim to engage the community in the science of repair in an effort to keep waste out of landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Community members were encouraged to work with the repair expert to help fix the object and learn new skills, with people learning how to change a tyre on their bicycles, how to sew a button and how to glue a shoe back together.
A strong repair team of 20 people volunteered to fix the public’s household items. A total of 100 people visited on the day, with 77 items being repaired.
Bikes, electronic goods, clothing, and general goods were oiled, soldered, sewed and glued back into operation.
There is great enthusiasm for this event to continue as an annual event.