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Opt to Act - Simple Action #33: Repair an item instead of purchasing a new one.

Join REI In making the fight for life outdoors part of your life with The Opt to Act Plan - 52 weeks of simple actions to reduce your impact, get active, and leave the world better than you found it. Full details can be found here.

Week 33: Repair an item instead of purchasing a new one.

The most environmentally friendly item is the item you already own. So, before you head out to buy something new, first see if you can make what you have last a bit longer. Expert Advice features a number of care and repair articles, from how to patch your down jacket to tips for fixing pilling. REI also sells repair kits to keep your gear going longer and offers repair services. In the end, if the item is beyond repair, consider used gear, borrowing from a friend or checking out your local secondhand store.

Take part: July 12–18, 2020

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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