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Waste Less Live More Week-Borrow It

This is a new take on borrowing and sharing that sounds very good to me.

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Day 2 of the Be Resourceful Challenge for Waste Less Live More Week is #Borrow It

Borrow it

I would imagine that the most common ‘borrowing’ that most people do is from the local library.
I LOVE our library, and the whole concept of libraries. Books for free! And then you get to change them when you’ve read them!

There are however, LOTS of things other than books that you can borrow too.
Think about how often you use most of the household tools in your house-not very often I am guessing. Even the lawnmower probably only comes out once a week during the Summer.
Now imagine if each street or community had a communal lawnmower, available for people to borrow when they needed it.
That would decrease the need for lawnmowers hugely!

When you stop and think about it, there are already quite a few borrowing options that are in common…

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9 comments on “Waste Less Live More Week-Borrow It

  1. Ellen Hawley
    September 24, 2014

    And if you’re in the U.K., don’t just borrow books from the library: defend it, because budget cuts threaten their continued existence.


  2. AnnetteM
    September 24, 2014

    Some great ideas. But can you tell me why we always manage to break things that we borrow from other people. We don’t break our own stuff! We borrowed a BBQ from a neighbour recently and as my husband wheeled it back, both a wheel and a door fell off!


    • lizard100
      September 24, 2014

      That’s true. And we often give stuff back in better nick than when we borrowed it.


      • AnnetteM
        September 24, 2014

        Well yes that too – the BBQ was certainly very clean – if broken!


      • lizard100
        September 24, 2014

        Did they mind?


      • AnnetteM
        September 24, 2014

        No, they were very good about it. They said they could fix the door, but I don’t think it will be wheel-able any more!


      • lizard100
        September 25, 2014

        Well that’s good. I guess if something’s not brand new the wheels probably had their fair share of wear before you.


      • AnnetteM
        September 25, 2014

        Yes – I like to think of it like that too!


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