PRESS RELEASE: Ecotech Services 16 October 2018
Ecotech Services celebrates International Repair Day on 20 October 2018
To celebrate the inaugural International Repair Day event for Christchurch Ecotech Services is offering free evaluation and repair on a wide range of faulty electrical, electronic and computer equipment.
“Repairing stuff is good for the environment and good for our economy.” Ecotech Services Managing Director Alan Liefting said today.
“The repair industry has been in a decline at a time when it should be growing. We should be repairing things – not throwing them out. Our landfills are filling up with all sorts of stuff that can be repaired and more and more of it is e-waste. Also climate change is getting worse and repairing things help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
“Manufacturers, Government, and consumers are all at fault. Manufacturers make cheap products that are hard to fix, consumers buy cheap stuff that is hard to fix, and Government lets it all happen.”
“But there are some good things happening. Repair cafes are becoming popular, there is a lot of good information on the internet for DIY repairers, and some of the US states are looking at enacting Right to Repair legislation.”
The International Repair Day event will be held in the carpark at 139 Wordsworth St, Sydenham between 9:00am and 5:00pm on Saturday the 20th of October. Experienced, registered technicians will be present to evaluate and if possible carry out the repair of any item that uses electricity. Parts and tools may be made available for individuals to repair their own items. If wet the event will be postponed to the following Saturday.