Where does the data come from?
We host free community electronics repair events called “Restart Parties” where people join us to fix their broken electronics. We host 24 Restart Parties ourselves each year*, but other groups in London, the UK and beyond host their own separate events. Globally, since 2012, there have been over 200 Restart Parties. Not all events are included – yet.
At events, Restart Party Hosts log the status of devices, and afterwards feed into our online database.
As more and more Restart Party Hosts contribute data, we will begin to get a more global picture of the impact of community electronics repair.
* Data from The Restart Project headquarters’ first year (2012-2013) is estimated based on sampling of participants and weights of devices, not actual registered devices.