Carbon Free Cobbler
What do we throwaway and what do we keep? What's changed over the years? For one thing, people use to repair shoes instead of buy new ones, but as shoes get cheaper and cheaper, it's hard to justify. However, there are those who are bucking the trend by trying to bring back cobbler businesses as detailed by the Associated Press as posted at Yahoo. (not sure how long the link will be good). I have been going to a cobbler in Mountain View for a while, I tried a guy at Stanford mall, but he went out of business. To be honest, it hasn't been driven so much by being eco, but being comfortable. An ex-girlfriend use to say "Key to happiness is low expecations and comfortable shoes." She was not wrong.
Maybe we need to add a fourth "R" to the Carbon Free Mantra, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle!
But then again some cobblers are best carbon full.