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.
The Restart Project helps people learn how to repair their broken electronics, and rethink how they consume them in the first place.Learn more about us
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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.
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.
- ONLINE (via United Kingdom)
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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.
kg waste prevented
kg CO2 prevented
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:
Our devices come with a hidden environmental impact. We reveal what we learned about different products and how, by repairing our gadgets when they break, we can reduce their overall impact.
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.”
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.