Built-in obsolescence is a market strategy which consist of designing products with a limited life in order to generate long-term sales volume by reducing the time between repeat purchases. But this strategy has also a side-effect: electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in many countries.
This is the problem that the founders of the Restart Project had in mind: encouraging and empowering people to use their electronics longer, by sharing repair and maintenance skills. The Restart Project is a London-based social enterprise that promotes community and workplace events - the Restart party - to extend the lifespan of electronics and electrical equipment. A format that in a few months has conquered the UK and now begins to spread to other european countries and beyond.
What about organizing a Restart Party at school? Check the map of events to find the Restart Party near you!