Libraries of Things – SHARE:UK
SHARE:Frome (part of SHARE:UK) has a library where you can borrow gardening equipment, DIY tools, sewing machines, and much more. In a year between 2019 and 2020, they estimate that this saved 199 tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions, 254 tonnes of raw material use, 22 tonnes of manufacturing waste whilst saving its users £144,956 by borrowing items instead of buying them.
This part of the SHARE:UK network. There are several Libraries of Things already in different areas and SHARE:UK has templates for how to set up such a project. Could someone set up one in Milton Keynes, please? See here for more details.
The average drill is, apparently, only used for 13 minutes in its life-time. Seems that borrowing makes sense.