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วันจันทร์ที่ 2 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2560

Disposable society? Meet the Hongkongers who repair instead of replace

Disposable society? Meet the Hongkongers who repair instead of replace
- In a run-down stall with signs that read “repair old sound equipment”, Ma is fixing a speaker, screwdriver in hand. He has been doing business on Apliu Street for more than 40 years and over that time, he has noticed that people are less willing to get their appliances mended. In the past, a new electrical appliance would cost a big chunk of a workers’ monthly wage, so they would use it for as long as they could – decades or even most of their lifetime. In contrast, consumer goods are now much cheaper in real terms and people tend to discard things without much thought when they malfunction or break.