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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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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CORONAVIRUS NOTICE
While many community repair groups are still unable to run in-person events, some are now resuming.

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

Photo of e-waste at a recycling centre

Right to Repair on ITV Tonight

ITV Tonight covered the Right to Repair, with footage and interviews from Cambridgeshire Repair Cafes and The Restart Project. We’re asking viewers to sign our petition to expand the Right to Repair.

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. 68: Inequalities in UK craft and making, with Dr Karen Patel

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:

Summer reading list

Fungi, AI, degrowth and disruption: our summer reading list

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.

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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