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Impacts of Community Repair Events on Participant Willingness to Repair Household Items and the Local Repair Industry

Jordan Pennefather, David Wade and Anya Dobrowolski for the City of Eugene, Waste Prevention and Green Building Program, Edited by Babe O'Sullivan

January 2019


In 2017, the City of Eugene hosted three Fix-It Fairs and took steps to measure if attendance at the events correlated with potential product life extension through repair. To measure the effectiveness of the events, the City surveyed both Fair participants and the repair professionals that repaired items at the Fairs.