Community Repair Events'
Cumulative Environmental Impact


The real environmental impact of Community Repair Events is long-term.  The objective of events is to help cultivate an inclination and capacity in people to repair their things before replacing them.

In the short run, however, the life of a good number of items is extended.  Since the beginning of 2018, this more immediate cumulative impact, in electronics only, of Community Repair Events organized by The Culture of Repair Project has approximately been:

  • "Participants" = Number of items brought for repair

  • "Hours Volunteered" = Number of volunteer host and fixer hours

  • "Parties Thrown" = Number of Community Repair Events hosted

  • "Waste Prevented" = Kilograms of ELECTRONIC waste not added to landfill

  • "CO2" = Kg of CO2 emission prevented from ELECTRONICS only


How that breaks down by event is ...

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Note: The tool used to calculate the above results measures the rough impact of repairing only electronics.  Repairs of the significant number of non-electronic items would be additive to the above figures.  See below for more information about the tool.


To put these results in more meaningful terms.  This amount of waste / CO2 prevented is ...



The tool used to calculate the above rough impact is the Fixometer, developed by The Restart Project, based in London, UK.  For more, visit:
Fixometer - General Information
Fixometer - More In-Depth Information

While you're there, explore other aspects of The Restart Project's significant initiatives:  educational programming, data capture and impact estimates, podcast production, community repair event hosting, leadership in the international repair movement, and more:  The Restart Project