The Restart Project aims to tackle the climate emergency by making electronics work for people, for the planet, and for longer.
We’re a people-powered social enterprise that believes every product should be repairable, and that repair and reuse should be accessible and affordable for everyone.
Right now, we live in a throwaway economy. It can be tough to find options for repair locally, and electronics can be needlessly hard to fix. As a result we’re losing repair skills in our communities, throwing more away, and buying more new. It’s building a mountain of e-waste while using ever more of our planet’s limited resources.
That’s why we make repair easier for everyone.
We help people run repair events in their communities where they teach each other how to fix their broken and slow devices – from tablets to toasters, from iPhones to headphones. We run fixing factories that help people repair their things, build repair directories where people can find help near them and train people in repair skills.
Our home is London, but we support the repair movement from Brussels to Buenos Aires to Bangalore, collecting stories and data about our broken belongings along the way.
These insights from hundreds of thousands of fixes help us speak out about what really needs to change – pushing governments to change the rules and businesses to change the way they make stuff by campaigning for our Right to Repair.