Our Laptop Repair Team and the ongoing challenge of digital access

After we supported London’s laptop donation schemes in the last six months, we look back at what we achieved. We are looking at ways to deepen and continue these vital partnerships with grassroots reuse groups as we plan into the future.

Volunteer working on a donated laptop

New London laptop campaign and crowdfunder

Our new campaign in London mobilises donations of laptops, cash and volunteer skills, so that unused laptops can be used by students and people in need.

Donated laptops help keep everyone connected

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.

Restart @school session 9: Exploring the value of gadgets for reuse and recycling

Before launching into an “urban mining” session on raw materials and recycling, we emphasised that reuse always comes before recycling. Then we “mined” with students working to identify the elements and minerals in the parts.

Our Restart Party in Parliament

We fixed electronics together with MPs, hosted by Helen Hayes MP. As ever, fixing is a way into important conversations about why so much breaks and why we discard so much.