Measure to Combat Our Throwaway Tech Culture Would be Win-Win for Repair Workers and Landfills

Star Tribune

When you repair something that you thought was ruined, it changes the way you think.

You realize that “broken” is a temporary state and that many things that can be restored are thrown away thoughtlessly.

Tech Dump’s mission is to train people who face significant barriers to employment how to refurbish and salvage unwanted electronics — giving an opportunity for both people and stuff to get a second chance to show their value. But that work faces barriers from those who profit from our “make, use, toss and make more” system… Read full article