|France to pay people to repair their clothes
We unnecessarily throw away millions of tons of clothes every year. A lot of these are nearly new. France has come up with a scheme for people to wear their clothes longer. It will pay a "repair bonus" for taking clothes and shoes to be repaired at workshops or cobblers. People will get up to $27 of the cost of repairs. The scheme is run by the eco-organization Refashion. It hopes to help the environment.