It’s been a big fortnight for those watching big tech and their impact on the planet, here in the UK and beyond. Apple came out with some big announcements, which we’ll evaluate in this post. But first, some reminders of what their competitors are up to. (Or rather, what they are not up to.)
Last night we wrapped up the second edition of Fixfest UK, the first online edition! Thank you to the 200+ people who “attended” Fixfest UK over the past month.
Last week, we were invited to give oral evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). We gave examples of how the current system is broken, and how we can prevent waste through the three pillars to the right to repair.
The Restart Project is a partner of “Sharepair”, a project funded by Interreg NW Europe to build a digital infrastructure for citizens in the repair economy
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?