Sunday: Swap & Repair

Wrenches and other repair tools mounted on a wall.

To wrap up the week, Canadians from coast to coast will engage with the theme swap and repair – two very simple yet important pillars to the circular economy. Many events planned during the weekend of Waste Reduction Week are swaps or repair cafés that are becoming increasingly popular. Swap & Repair Sunday shows Canadians how simple it can be to extend the life of everyday products, and encourages them to take part in events in their community, school, or workplace to find new life for their unwanted or damaged products and textiles.

An example of the swap and repair economies in action is York Region in Ontario. The region has recently implemented an online tool to improve citizens’ circular economy education and their awareness of local share, reuse, and repair resources. Circular Innovation Council is proud to have developed the Share, Reuse, Repair Hub for York Region. Canadian municipalities may email to see how a similar tool can be developed for your region.

share, reuse, repair hub infographic