As 2021 draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together: in our campaigning work, learning from our data and helping communities fix up computers for those in need. We also remember those we’ve missed and share hopes for 2022.
We used our data about broken electronics to learn why they break, focusing on printers, tablets and batteries. Now we’re using these lessons to push for pro-repair regulation.
We’re happy to announce our new sponsorship by eSpares, an online parts store. Companies like eSpares are essential parts of the UK’s repair economy. eSpares wants to promote repair in the community, as well as policies that make repair possible.
Apple announced that some parts, tools, and manuals — starting with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 — will be made available to individual consumers in the United States from early 2022. We welcome this announcement but remain cautious about the implementation.
A YouGov poll we commissioned shows overwhelming support for expanding the Right to Repair in Great Britain. 81% support expanding Right to Repair to laptops, mobiles and tablets.
Meet our new Co-Director, leading on our activities in the UK, Fiona Dear. She brings a wealth of policy and campaigning experience, and has a personal commitment to waste issues and grassroots activism.
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’re celebrating International Repair Day with a number of activities in the lead up here in London and online. Join us! This year’s theme, just in time for UN climate negotiations: repair lowers carbon emissions.