For most people, when a beloved possession breaks, it's an inconvenience. For Ally Brisbin and Carla Bruni in Chicago, it's an opportunity to pull their whole community together and have some fun. Brisbin hosts monthly repair clinics in her café and invites neighbors from far and wide to bring in their belongings that need mending – for free. At these "Community Glue" workshops, neighbors are helping neighbors, and cutting down on waste.
In a consumer culture where technology evolves at a rapid pace, hundreds of thousands of pounds of electronic waste winds up in the trash every month before store labels even wear off. What happened to the days of fixing and reusing what's broken - instead of replacing it? NBC's Kevin Tibbles asks Mark Domnenko whose business is recycling this consumer e-waste
The Community Glue Workshop is bringing people together to repair their possessions and empowering people to fix their broken items -- instead of throwing them into a landfill. NBC's Kevin Tibbles reports.