Petition on the right to repair electronics

Some electronics companies are making it hard to repair their products that can’t be reused or recycled. A petition has been launched calling on the companies to create an industry-wide agreement that puts the right to repair as a cornerstone of their sustainability policy. To sign the petition, click here.

 

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More dates for Ealing Repair Cafe for Clothes, in March and April

Lucy and Mary will be at Northfield Community Centre from 7.30pm-10pm on Thursday, 14 March and Monday, 29 April, for a make-do-and-mend clothing-and-textile evening.
 
Come and share a cuppa and bring repair projects, alterations, clothes or fabric for inspiration and advice. Last time we made button holes, repaired lot of holes by patching and sewing.
 
Please bring along some small change (suggested donation of £2.50, depending on attendance) to cover hire of room and tea and coffee.
 
What: Repair cafe
When: Thursday, 14 March and Monday, 29 April
What time: 7.30pm-10pm
Where: Northfield Community Centre
71A Northcroft Road
West Ealing
London W13 9SS
Further information:
 
 

Friends of Cathja to host restart party on 1 July

Mental-health charity Friends of Cathja will host a restart party this Sunday, 1 July, at its shop on 129-130 High Street, Brentford TW8 8EW. Please bring small items of electrical/electronic equipment that are faulty, or not working properly, and our knowledgeable volunteers will see if they can fix them.  Further information about the Restart Project can be found at https://therestartproject.org/RestartParty/ .

BRAG’s first Restart Party kicks off at Friends of Cathja

BRAG held its first Restart Party on 25 November. The Friends of Cathja charity shop provided a room for us to use for repairing electric and electronic items. Rishi from the shop, and Jo from the Restart Project were our fixers.  West London Waste lent us some basic equipment, Jo brought his own repair kit and there were some tools available in the shop. Continue reading

Hounslow to host first-ever restart party

Do you have an electrical appliance or electronic device that needs repairing? If so, come to Hounslow’s first-ever restart party on Saturday, March 7, at the Hounslow Library and give your objects a new lease of life.

Restart parties are pop-up community events offering free repair services to participants. They are the brainchild of The Restart Project, a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer by sharing repair and maintenance skills. Continue reading