1. The group of old me in Japan are taking furniture that has been discarded and recycling them. They repair and resell the furniture. The furniture is as good as new so it fills the need of the consumer and means they dont need to buy a brand new one.
  2. The furniture is repaired by hand, the only resources consumed would be in transportation.
  3. The furniture is repaired using bits of other broken furniture. This means that the furniture doesn’t need to be discarded, or put through the recycling process, as it is being directly reused, saving energy and resources.
  4. The video didn’t show any considerations into toxic or hazardous substances, but i can only think of a couple in the process: glues and varnishes or finishes. They could improve the system by working gluelessly and using natural finishes.
  5. They mention that people are surprised but the quality of the recycled furniture. This means they will choose to buy there again, and also that they would recommend it to others. Increasing the equable future.
  6. The furniture is bought from local landfills and recycling plants, so it isn’t a global project with imports and exports.
  7. The furniture is repaired to its best function, whether that be to the original function of to a new one, extending the product life.
  8. This isn’t a project set out to make money. This type of project can be possible for any community around the world.
  9. With these sort of projects the ‘garbage’ of the world can be reused so that the majority of physical waste (not food, but products) can be put to use again. This will then encourage people to be less consumerist, and use products to the best of their ability for as long as possible. At the same time, products need to be made to a better standard so that, for example, you buy a table, and use it for your entire lifetime.
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