The Restart Project helps people learn how to repair their broken electronics, and rethink how they consume them in the first place.

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Keep up to date with our latest news from community repair and the right to repair.

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New UK petition for the real right to repair

Today we launch a new petition to the UK government, BEIS and Defra ministers calling for real Right to Repair rules. We need a Right to Repair for all, for more products, that we can afford.

Photo of a community TV repair, not covered by UK Right to Repair

Do we have a Right to Repair in the UK? Not yet

For the first time, design for repairability, long-term availability of spare parts and repair information will be written into UK law, creating a precedent. But we don’t think there’s that much to celebrate yet – here is why.

Repair events

You’re invited to a Restart Party!

Participate in a free community repair event, where volunteer fixers will help you learn how to repair your broken or slow devices - and tackle the growing mountain of e-waste.

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IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS NOTICE
All physical repair events across our network are currently cancelled. However, the community is still running repair events online.

We produce a regular podcast about rescuing and repairing the electronics we use everyday.

Listen here, or tune in live the second Tuesday of the month at 5pm on London’s Resonance FM.

Restart Podcast Ep. 64: Regenerative farming and rural tinkering with Farmerama

Repair Data

Together with our growing network, we collect and share data on the things we repair, and use it to help us demand better, more sustainable products.

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devices fixed

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hours volunteered

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kg waste prevented

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kg CO2 prevented

Fixometer

Our web app allows members of the repair community to log their fixes and to learn about the social and environmental impact of their work.

Our insights

We collect data on repair from our community events and we use the data to provide insights into the devices we see.

Education

We're working with young people to spark awareness about the raw materials inside our electronics and their environmental impacts.

Community

Restart is a people-powered project. Here's what we're up to:

An 80s Kenwood Chef on the repair bench

Guest post: Old versus new, which is best?

Guest post by Fix It Workshop’s Matt Marchant: “Believe it or not, people do ask me which is best: New or old machines? There is of course, no right or wrong answer. My illustration focuses on an old favourite of mine; the Kenwood Chef.”

Restarters

We call volunteers who share their repair skills Restarters.

Restart Party Host Profile: Meet Rosemary

Rosemary hosts Restart Parties in West London. As an environmentalist and Friends of the Earth coordinator, repair is close to her heart. She still uses a Nokia 3410, now on its second replacement battery.

Restarter profile: Meet Steve

Steve is a life-long tinkerer and fixer, who loves the “Marie Kondo” repairs the best — the ones that spark joy. He enjoys repurposing electronics with his kids, cycling and running. He still remembers his first repair – a Walkman – at age 10.

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