Making one small change at a time can make becoming eco friendly loads easier. Lots of small changes add up to a big difference.
I very nearly bought a new steamer pan the other day. The metal handle on the lid had sheared off and I was opening it in a slightly dangerous manner by sticking a knife under it. I didn't have another lid that would fit either.
But I decided, no. No, I won't put an otherwise perfectly usable pan into landfill and buy a new one (not that I'd have put it in landfill, it would have ended up as plant pots no doubt! But that still would have been a waste).
I'm not actually sure how much of a bother mending this was, because husband bought the wooden handle and attached it to the screw that was already in the lid. I was totally willing to do it even though I have no DIY skills, he just beat me to it.
Mending your stuff saves resources and money (a new steamer pan costs £25, a wooden knob cost less than £1) and makes you feel very smug indeed. Now I've just got to get round to mending that hole in my skirt, wobbly table leg, garden gate latch..... have you got anything you can mend and then feel smug about?
Don't forget to check out my other small changes to help you live a greener life!