A fixing factory has opened in London, where people can take faulty electronics to be repaired on a pay-what-you-can-afford basis.
The facility opened in Camden on Thursday. As well as repairing electronics, its volunteer workforce will train people so they can mend things themselves.
Factory manager Dermot Jones, who works for climate charity Possible, said: “With this project, not only can we start reducing e-waste on a local level, we can start building a culture of making your stuff last longer, where people see the opportunities of keeping appliances going rather than trading them in for a newer model.”
A similar facility opened in Brent, London, earlier this year and has repaired hundreds of devices. Both sites are run by Possible, the Restart Project, a repair charity, and Mer-IT training school. Together they aim to open one on every high street.