The workshop for repairing objects from the daily “Repair Tour de France”, organized by ADEME and the Spareka company, is stopping off for the first time in Toulouse, in the Saint-Cyprien district, this Wednesday, September 29.
Repair, save, preserve! The “Tour de France repair”Is stopping for the first time in Toulouse this Wednesday, September 29 on the inner square of the Saint-Cyprien district (near the metro station). On this occasion, the company specializing in the Spareka repair service will run free workshops, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents are invited to bring their faulty equipment, to learn how to diagnose the most common breakdowns, to practice DIY and to stock up on maintenance advice. “The opportunity to give citizens the keys to be able to repair their equipment themselves at the end of their life and thus avoid the cost of labor”, add the organizers.
The approach is part of the mobilization campaign “Our objects have a full future” ministry launched in 2019 by Ademe (Agency for the environment and energy management) and the Transition Ecological.
Household appliance waste, a burden in France
“The aim is to educate citizens about repairing everyday objects instead of throwing it away and replacing it with new,” explains Spareka. Household appliance waste now represents more than 400,000 tonnes of waste per year in France. However, according to Ademe, 40% of the products found in recycling centers are repairable, 90% of which are easily, with basic tools and little technique.
Committed to the fight against planned obsolescence and the waste of household appliances, Spareka now wishes to put “self-repair” back at the heart of French daily life. Since its creation, the “Repair Tour de France” has already made stops in several cities in France: Lyon, Caen, Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes, Strasbourg…