Patch instead of throwing away! That is the motto in the Repair Café of the Haslital platform - and this for the second time. On October 17, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., dedicated and talented volunteers will repair all kinds of objects that are broken or no longer work properly. Due to the corona pandemic, this time the event will not take place in the location of the Haslital platform, but in the tram hall in Meiringen. Coffee and cake are also provided.
For the second time, the Haslital cooperative will be involved in Swiss Repair Day on October 17, 2020. This is an initiative of the Consumer Protection Foundation and is taking place for the fifth time this year. An important aspect of the Repair Cafés is sustainability: What works again is still needed and does not end up in the trash. This saves resources and money. Around 100 items were repaired in autumn 2019 at the first Repair Café in Meiringen - a complete success.
Motivated, volunteer repairers
The organizers of the Repair Café Haslital, Marco Liechti and Marcel Schwaiger, were once again able to convince committed repairers who volunteer to help mending objects for a day. Be it a pair of trousers with a hole, a toy train that no longer runs or a Bäbi who is missing an arm, the volunteer flickers take on all kinds of objects. And the success rate is impressive at around 90 percent last year. Electronic and electrical devices, textiles, wooden goods and toys can be patched. A 3D printer is also available, which has already provided good service for repairs. Spare parts can be partially restored in this way. If you have to wait or want to take a little break, you can have a coffee and eat cake in the tram hall.
And then to the cinema
After the Repair Café Haslital, production and consumption are also an issue in the Meiringen cinema.
In cooperation with the Friends of Cinema Meiringen, those interested can watch the film "Walden" on the said Saturday at 5 pm. In the film by Swiss producer Daniel Zimmermann, production realities are twisted. A tree from a forest in Austria is processed into thousands of wooden slats and then transported to the Brazilian rainforest. Zimmermann also questions the mechanisms of the globalized economy. The film will be shown again on Monday, October 20th at 8 p.m.
Marcel Schwaiger, repaircafe@ platformhaslital.ch, 079 758 85 33