A poll by YouGov shows that more Britons would like to repair their smartphones instead of replacing them. For laptops, a stronger majority prefer repair. But there are major barriers.
For Earth Day, we ran an online activity called “Mobiles Come from the Earth” aimed at kids, but really for anybody over 10 years old. This was the first of the kind that we’ve run, building on educational resources we created together with partners in five countries with European funding from EIT Raw Materials.
In this webinar co-hosted with ABI Electronics, we explore how we can maintain and service all Covid-19 related medical equipment given it will be put under unprecedented use in the coming weeks and months.
In the UK, critical care equipment is a serious issue. Many have observed we have one of the lowest rates of critical care beds per capita. Given this, are we prepared to maintain and repair this equipment, which will be put under unprecedented use?
We’re celebrating a Right to Repair milestone from Brussels this week, with the Circular Economy Action Plan. We ask whether the UK government is serious about wanting to “do better” than Europe.
London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) asked us last year to review its “roadmap for circular economy of electricals” and to analyse best practices in Europe. We set out how London can promote of reuse and repair of electricals and electronics, prevent e-waste, and recycle better.
We created educational resources on the raw materials in electronics for use at community repair events. This leaflet and set of cards that match with commonly found components in electronics has proven really popular in the UK. We will continue to make them the centrepiece of our outreach.
**CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (27th March): We have made the decision to run Fixfest UK as a series of online only events.**
We’re super excited to announce the place and date of the second-ever Fixfest UK, in Glasgow on 20th June.