Gap Fill - Clothes Repair - Level 6


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   consumerism      environment      garments      goals      individuals      longevity      millions      scheme      threadbare      workshops   

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In this age of , we unnecessarily discard of tons of clothes every year. A lot of these items are as good as new. Some may be a little or miss a button or two. France has come up with a new scheme to encourage people to increase the of their apparel. The government will pay a "repair bonus" to people who get their repaired at special repair , or take their shoes to a cobbler. The bonus allows to claim back up to $27 of the cost of their repair bill. The will be run by an eco-organization called Refashion. The government said the of its new initiative are "to support those who carry out repairs" and help the .

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