5 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Rot, Recycle in Cambridge, UK

Repair cafes are community events where volunteers help repair items, including electronics, for free. You can check their website for a list of repair cafes near you.

  • The Repair Cafe Foundation: an international organization that provides information and resources for starting and running repair cafes. repaircafe.org or in United Kingdom: facebook.com/RepairCafeUK
    • In Cambridge, UK there is one Repair Café at 140 Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DL (website) but also few repair cafés belong to another community listed here.
    • Upcoming events (see here): in April 2023
      1. Trumpington’s First Repair Cafe! – Sat 15 Apr 2023, – 2pm – 5pm
      2. Fulbourn Repair Cafe – Sat 22 Apr 2023, – 2pm – 5pm
      3. Whittlesford Repair Cafe – Sat 22 Apr 2023, – 2pm – 5pm
      4. Willingham Repair Cafe – Sun 23 Apr 2023, – 1pm – 4pm
      5. Swavesey Repair Cafe – Sat 29 Apr 2023, – 1am – 1pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=17Pq-d1CZcogC8MKPNPruAANNCjMY_lny&ll=52.199092228861986%2C0.1402001409667175&z=13
  • The Restart Project is an NGO based in the UK that focuses on reducing electronic waste by promoting repair and reuse. They offer repair workshops and events where you can learn how to repair your electronics.
    • Latitude: 51.5448° N / Longitude: 0.0243° W
    • Address: 3Space International House, 6 Canterbury Crescent, London SW9 7QD, UK
    • Website: therestartproject.org
  • The Electronics Reuse & Recycling Alliance (TERRA) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting responsible electronics reuse and recycling. They have a network of certified electronics recyclers that can help you dispose your damaged electronic equipments in an environmentally friendly way.
    • Latitude: 38.9536° N / Longitude: 94.7336° W
    • Address: 9001 State Line Rd #120, Kansas City, MO 64114, USA
    • Website: joinef.org/terra/
  • iFixit is an online community that provides free repair guides and resources for a wide range of electronics. They also have a marketplace where you can buy replacement parts and tools for repairing your electronics.
    • Latitude: 35.2828° N / Longitude: 120.6596° W
    • Address: 1330 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
    • Website: ifixit.com

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