08 Nov '11, 3pm

The repair economy begins to emerge | David Boyle

« Capacity, but what else? The Transport... 8 November 2011 The repair economy begins to emerge David Boyle nef fellow A series of Bring and Fix events have been taking place across London. Tweet Back in 1994, now 17 years ago, nef published a ground-breaking report by Tim Cooper called Beyond Recycling: The longer life option . It looked forward to a new sector of the economy emerging that would make a great deal of recycling unnecessary. Ironically, this new repair sector had been a prominent feature of our high streets until two generations ago, when tailors and cobblers, used to rub shoulders with grocers and butchers. Since then a combination of built-in obsolescence and cheap energy has priced out the repair economy and turbo-charged the consumption of landfill. But now the landfill sites are full, and those few that remain around London are owned by American hedge f...

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2011/11/08/the-repair-ec...

Tweets

The amazing truth about organic food | David Boyle

The amazing truth about organic food | David Boyle

neweconomics.org 09 Nov '11, 3pm

Organic food has taken a battering in recent years. The recession has undermined their extraordinary growth. The big food ...

Why Europe may not survive the euro | David Boyle

Why Europe may not survive the euro | David Boyle

neweconomics.org 10 Nov '11, 2pm

Let me say quickly that I'm a convinced European. I am not a Europhobe, still less a xenophobe. But there is still a funda...

Special budget sought to repair Ayutthaya flood damage

Special budget sought to repair Ayutthaya flood...

The Culture Ministry will ask the Cabinet tomorrow for an initial budget of Bt1.4 billion to rehabilitate flooded ancient ...

How to prepare for economic Armageddon | David Boyle

How to prepare for economic Armageddon | David ...

neweconomics.org 14 Nov '11, 3pm

Create the money to pay off unrepayable euro debts in UK banks. In return for this second rescue, force the big banks to h...

First look: David Lynch for Dom Pérignon

First look: David Lynch for Dom Pérignon

luxury-insider.com 08 Nov '11, 6am

For an unprecedented glimpse into the mind and artistic process of celebrated filmmaker David Lynch, watch this gorgeously...

How the campaign against defunct economics is growing | David Boyle

How the campaign against defunct economics is g...

neweconomics.org 07 Nov '11, 12pm

“As Harvard undergraduates,” says their open letter, “we enrolled in Economics 10 hoping to gain a broad and introductory ...

Reznick Group: Top Ten Ways To Succeed In An Un...

youngupstarts.com 08 Nov '11, 2pm

Reznick Group ’s Growth Markets Practice in Tyson’s Corner, Va., has built its reputation working with companies through c...

IMF chief warns world economy risks "downward spiral"

IMF chief warns world economy risks "downward s...

channelnewsasia.com 09 Nov '11, 5am

BEIJING: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Wednesday warned the world was at risk of plunging into "u...

Renovation and repair creates way more jobs and uses far less material than new construction

Renovation and repair creates way more jobs and...

treehugger.com 09 Nov '11, 3pm

Carol M. Highsmith, November 2008 (Library of Congress)/Public Domain For years, I have been writing that Renovation Uses ...

The fun begins for the Adult industry #domains ...

domaingang.com 08 Nov '11, 4pm

ICM Registry, the registry of the new .XXX top-level domain (TLD), today announced the opening of Landrush, an exclusive 1...

Is there a trade off between economy and the environment? Read the new #greeneconomy report #rioplus20

Is there a trade off between economy and the en...

unep.org 16 Nov '11, 7am

However, it adds that over time the number of "new and decent jobs created" in sectors - ranging from renewable energies t...