A s we l l a s i t s R e s t a r t Parties, The Restart P r o j e c t r u n s a fortnightly podcast all about repair
On the mend: The Restart Project
The Restart Project helps people learn how to repair their broken electronics, and rethink how they consume them in the first place.
The UK-based social enterprise runs regular Restart Parties, where people teach each other how to repair their broken or slow devices – from tablets to toasters, and from iPhones to headphones. The team works with schools and organisations to help them value and use their electronics for longer. And they use the data and stories collected to help demand better, more sustainable electronics for all.
The Restart Project was born in 2013 out of frustration with the throwaway, consumerist model of electronics that modern society has been sold, and the growing mountain of e-waste that it leaves behind. “By bringing people together to share skills and gain the confidence to open up their stuff, we give people a hands-on way of making a difference, as well as a way to talk about the wider issue of what kind of products we want,” says co-founder Janet Gunter.
BY BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO SHARE SKILLS, WE GIVE PEOPLE A HANDS-ON WAY OF MAKING A DIFFERENCE