Do you end up doing loads of fixing for loved ones during the holidays? Turn these moments into something great for everybody, by asking friends and family for a donation. Your ask and their donation reinforces that repair and maintenance have real value for society.
James has been tinkering from a very young age, honing his skills on dodgy cars and motorbike engines before moving to electrical devices. He organises Restart Parties in Hackney, North London, alongside the Hackney Fixers.
This week, Ugo is joined by Lawrence Carey from the Whitegoods Trade Association to explore solutions to the growing challenges faced by repair businesses.
We all know how to ease the guilt of throwing something away by telling ourselves it will be recycled. But who is in charge, who pays, and does it work? And why do we struggle to increase recycling rates in London?