We had a huge year last year, thanks to a larger team and steady funding support and our core of dedicated volunteers in London. In 2018, we look to build on last year’s work and add a couple of small new exciting projects.
We have a keen interest in electronics recycling for the simple reason that the harder it is to recycle something, the harder it is to fix it first. Fixers have similar needs to recyclers – ease of disassembly and documentation for disassembly.
We appear on The One Show tonight, talking about mobiles and why we – and professionals – struggle to repair so many of them in a cost-effective way. Using mobiles for longer is crucial to reducing their environmental impacts.
We were really chuffed when CNN wanted to come along to Fixfest in October – and this feature was just released on CNN International
We know what world (or off-world) we do not want to see — WALL-E painted that sad picture. But we felt we needed to envision the world we would like to see.
Restart co-founder Ugo Vallauri spoke at Mozilla Festival (“MozFest”) 2017: the world’s leading festival for the open internet. Mozfest gathered together advocates for a ‘healthy internet’ and hardware is a big part of this.
This month we are turning 5. That’s how long an average computer is used before it’s replaced. For us, the five year mark is just the beginning. But we cannot carry on without you. You can donate or show your support in other ways.
Restarters in London definitely earned a quiet Christmas holiday. As well as taking fixing activity to Parliament and the Greater London Assembly we ran events in libraries, community centres and church halls across 14 London boroughs, on all points of the compass.