Savings: Unfortunately, repairing products is not always inexpensive. Repairs done by hand can end up costing more than a new product. On the other hand, you can learn to fix many things yourself.
Remember this: Expensive repair service prices can be a deterrent and it may seem easier to buy a new product. However, it’s more sensible to pay a local shoemaker, appliance repair person or upholsterer than large chain stores or foreign manufacturers.
Reducing your carbon footprint: Repairing five pieces of clothing, one piece of furniture and one electric appliance a year can reduce your carbon footprint by about 1% a year. If a million Finns did this, it would save the equivalent of 10,000 carbon footprints per year.