The Restart Project is a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer, by learning fundamental repair and maintenance skills.

Through community and workplace events we create engaging opportunities to increase the lifespan of electronics and electrical equipment. We regularly spread our message through public speaking.

Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in many countries including the UK. While recycling is important, we prefer intervening before disposal – encouraging consumers to buy for longevity and diverting electronics from “end of life”.

Moving beyond the culture of constant upgrades and disposal, The Restart Project reconnects people with repair, preparing the ground for a future economy of maintenance and repair. We are supporting groups across the world which would like to replicate our community work.

Founded in 2012 by Janet Gunter and Ugo Vallauri, The Restart Project is a registered charity seeking support for our community work. We have received recognition from the Transition Network, Unltd and Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme for our work.

Find out how you can get involved in your community and support us.