TED Radio Hour "Reduce, reuse, recycle." We've heard that for decades—but does it work? This hour, TED speakers reimagine the well-known slogan and reconsider how we think about what we consume and throw away.

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Repair, Repurpose, Reimagine

"Reduce, reuse, recycle." We've heard that for decades—but does it work? This hour, TED speakers reimagine the well-known slogan and reconsider how we think about what we consume and throw away.

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Gay Gordon-Byrne: Why do big manufacturers prevent you from repairing your own stuff?

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