The UK should take steps urgently to extend access to spare parts and repair information for all products to everyone and address the high cost of repairs.
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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.
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.
IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS NOTICE
All physical repair events across our network are currently cancelled. However, the community is still running repair events online.
Sorry, no upcoming parties for the moment!
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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.
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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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.
We collect data on repair from our community events and we use the data to provide insights into the devices we see.
We're working with young people to spark awareness about the raw materials inside our electronics and their environmental impacts.
Through hands-on activity, we reveal hidden environmental impacts of smartphones.
Our hands-on enrichment programme helps secondary schools create a new generation of fixers.
Restart is a people-powered project. Here's what we're up to:
It’s hard to characterise this year’s reading list – there is probably more “nature” in this list than in previous years. But not the kind you might be expecting. We’ve also got a fair bit of naughtiness, disruption and, as you might expect, discussion of where people and planet intersect with tech.
After we supported London’s laptop donation schemes in the last six months, we look back at what we achieved. We are looking at ways to deepen and continue these vital partnerships with grassroots reuse groups as we plan into the future.
We call volunteers who share their repair skills Restarters.
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.
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.