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.
We’re recruiting a new co-director for The Restart Project, to focus on the UK and London. It’s a very special and exciting role. We’re inviting expressions of interest.
It’s hard to characterise this year’s reading list – there is probably more “nature” in this list than in previous years. But not the kind you might be expecting. We’ve also got a fair bit of naughtiness, disruption and, as you might expect, discussion of where people and planet intersect with tech.
After we supported London’s laptop donation schemes in the last six months, we look back at what we achieved. We are looking at ways to deepen and continue these vital partnerships with grassroots reuse groups as we plan into the future.