It’s believed that we throw away enough broken umbrellas every year to build 25 Eiffel Towers. Rather than constantly purchasing “disposable” umbrellas that break at the first gust of wind, look for greener alternatives, like umbrellas made from waterproof cork, biodegradable plant-based resins and post-consumer recycled nylon (which is still a conventional material, but at least it’s recycled). And when your umbrella does break, repair it! There are tutorials online that show how to use simple wire and pliers to fix almost any damaged umbrella.
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