04/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Repair Manifesto Discourages Waste

Platform21 is "a platform for people curious about the future." They organize exhibitions and lectures from an old chapel in Amsterdam. Their current project, launching on March 13, is one dear to our hearts: Repair, not recycle. Their manifesto is written to inspire designers and consumers, and to "start a movement."

An excerpt from the manifesto:

Repairing means taking the opportunity to give your product a second life. Don't ditch it, stitch it! Don't end it, mend it! Repairing is not anti-consumption. It is anti-needlessly throwing things away.

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