E-waste reuse and repair project showcased as exemplar community initiative

The Fixing Factory, a UK community reuse and repair project, has been recognised by new climate action podcast ‘Carbon Copy’, which showcases ‘big-thinking, local climate action’ and encourages communities to follow suit.

The project repairs unwanted and broken laptops and tablets, giving them to people without digital access. Training is offered for people of all ages and abilities on how to build a computer, followed by five weeks of work experience in repairing and refurbishing laptops and PCs.

The Fixing Factory also runs monthly diagnostic sessions, enabling the public to take their laptop for check-over and repair. Anyone who wishes to learn how to repair laptops can train to be a volunteer fixer.