Mottainai, Kintsugi, Sakiori — the environmental movement has a lot to learn from Japanese culture

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With growing awareness of the environmental consequences of consumer-driven, wasteful, modern lifestyles has come new approaches to encouraging people to repair and reuse before buying anew.

Libraries of Things enable us to borrow seldom-used items for a fraction of the price. The right to repair…