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.
We’ve added south London borough Lambeth to our Repair Directory, and we’re getting ready to add more in the coming year, together with our London community. We’ve also made a change to reliability criteria for businesses.
With 2019 drawing to a close, we’re feeling reflective here at Restart. This year has been one of the best yet for repair, so let’s look back at some of the highlights from the last twelve months.
We hosted a celebration of International Repair Day event in Brixton at our home 3Space International House. It was the biggest event we’ve run in years. We wish every Restart Party could be like this!