In this webinar co-hosted with ABI Electronics, we explore how we can maintain and service all Covid-19 related medical equipment given it will be put under unprecedented use in the coming weeks and months.
Move slow and fix things.
The Restart Project helps people learn how to repair their broken electronics, and rethink how they consume them in the first place.Find out more about us
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 events across our network are cancelled through mid-April unless stated otherwise.
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Keep up to date with our latest news from community repair and the right to repair.
We’re celebrating a Right to Repair milestone from Brussels this week, with the Circular Economy Action Plan. We ask whether the UK government is serious about wanting to “do better” than Europe.
Restart RadioListen to all episodes
At least once a month, we produce a 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:
We created educational resources on the raw materials in electronics for use at community repair events. This leaflet and set of cards that match with commonly found components in electronics has proven really popular in the UK. We will continue to make them the centrepiece of our outreach.
**CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (27th March): We have made the decision to run Fixfest UK as a series of online only events.**
We’re super excited to announce the place and date of the second-ever Fixfest UK, in Glasgow on 20th June.
We call volunteers who share their repair skills Restarters.
Alison is a life-long DIYer who has a real can-do spirit about maintenance and fixing, and a budding interest in brewing. She laments the fact that some women feel discouraged to repair, and loves being involved in our Rosie the Restarter skillshares.
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.