Don’t despair, just repair.

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

Latest News

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

Parliamentary committee heard us, and calls for Right to Repair

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee released its new report on electronic waste. In it we can hear the voices of the repair community. The Committee calls for the right to repair and a smarter approach to materials and electronics waste.

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. 58: You say you want a Repair Revolution

We hear about a new book from community repairers in the US

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:

Repair is essential! Here is how we celebrated International Repair Day

“Repair is Essential” – this is the theme we chose for this year’s International Repair Day. In London, an online team of volunteers mapped 45+ repair businesses in London to be considered for inclusion. Small groups met repair businesses in Crystal Palace, Shepherd’s Bush and Tooting.

Restarters

We call volunteers who share their repair skills Restarters.

Restarter Profile: Meet Alison

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.

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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