Data and Insights
In addition to our community and education work, we look at wider trends. We collect data on repair from our community events using our Fixometer application, and we use the data to provide insights into the devices we see, such as the impact of the Restart community. We’re co-founding an Open Repair Alliance to share information and insights with repair organisations around the world.
We’re also exploring the availability of trusted commercial repairers, and learning about the behaviours of the people who like get involved in Restart Parties.
Open Repair Alliance founding members include The Restart Project (UK), Repair Café Foundation (Holland), Anstiftung Foundation (Germany), Fixit Clinic (US) alongside iFixit.
Yesterday we hit some big milestones of waste and CO2 prevented, logged by Restart Party hosts across the world: five tons of electronics diverted from waste, and 100,000 kg CO2 prevented through repair.
Every little bit of data we collect has been going into our Fixometer database, where we are steadily compiling valuable information about which products that are failing the most frequently, why they are failing, and whether we are able to repair them.
We are publishing findings of a research project with Nottingham Trent University to find out more about participants to Restart Parties
We took the opportunity to research commercial repair businesses in East London to come up with initial criteria to help find reliable options