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Have you ever thought ‘if only I had a drill, a toy, a lawn mower, some spare plates, an urn for an event handy? Where can I borrow one?’ Then perhaps the library of stuff is what you are looking for.

That is exactly what Mullum Cares wants to talk to you about this Saturday. What stuff would you like to borrow, but not own?

‘I want to have items that will reduce waste,’ said Sasha Mainsbridge, founder of Mullum Cares.

‘If you are having a kids party for example, rather than buy single use stuff you can just borrow what you need.’

Sasha is looking for your ideas about what youth ink would be the most useful things to keep in a library of stuff.

‘With the generous support of Santos Organics and the Mullum Farmers Market we will be running a morning tea fundraising stall for the repair cafe this Saturday and talking to the community about what they would like from the planned Library of Stuff,’ she said.

The repair cafe will help you repair your broken stuff every Saturday 9-12pm at the rear of the Byron Community College, corner Gordon and Burringbar Streets Mullumbimby. They also run the plastic perfect match where you can bring along any mismatched plastic like container tops or bottoms and water bottle bodies or lids.  Look in the plastic perfect match tub and see if you can find a mate.

‘The Repair Cafe loves the idea of a Tool Library and Mullum Cares loves the idea of collaborative consumption of all things so the project is ripe for the two groups to form an alliance,’ continued Sasha.

Sign Up to the Library of Stuff, Mullumbimby on Facebook so you can list items that you’d love to borrow!


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