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What goes around, comes around

Ruth Ruane takes us back in time to tell us how to improve the future

I have often thought that if people in first world countries stopped buying new ‘stuff’ we would all have enough to last us a very long time, by swapping, fixing and upcycling. I was the youngest of a large family of nine – my mother was already a grandmother and in her late 40s when I was born, and because of this, I learned the wisdom of an older generation. To me, it seems as if we have come full circle, from a sterile, disposable, plastic lifestyle, to one with natural, biodegradable and reusable products.

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