East London Waste Authority
East London Waste Authority

Share or borrow

Drill and tools

Did you know that the average power drill is used for a total of 11 – 20 minutes in its whole life? We own lots of stuff, but how often do we use it?

Think about all the things that you buy and own that don’t get used day to day, week to week, or even year to year.

Next time you think about buying something, think again. Could you borrow it? Or do you own something which someone else could borrow from you? It could be a good way to meet people as well as reducing the amount of stuff you need to buy and then store.

From tools and cars to dresses and dogs (yes dogs!), there are lots of new initiatives around to help you share and borrow rather than buy and own.

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Barking & Dagenham