Normally on International Repair Day we run a large Restart Party, to celebrate the day together with as many of our volunteers as possible. This year, on 17 October we invite Londoners to help us celebrate the independent repair shops who help us all stay connected, especially during lockdown.
The Repair Directory lists reliable repair businesses in London. We are asking the public to submit their favourite London repair shops!
The need for electronic devices is high. We look at how Hackney Fixers, a community repair project in London, is reusing donated laptops to support students.
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.