In Camden and Brent, two facilities are producing nothing. Instead their volunteer staff will be repairing people's broken electronics on a pay-what-you-like basis. Furthermore, they will also be providing workshops to empower people to repair their own items. With rising living costs in the UK, the fixing factories can help people in saving money. And with UN estimating that the world could generate up to 120 million tons of electronic waste by 2050, such "fixing factories" could provide a solution. The idea started from a Restart Project, where people meet up and have electronics repaired. "Camden is where we ran our first party almost 10 years ago," says Fiona Dear, the charity's co-director. "We hope the local fixing factory will provide an opportunity for residents to be even more involved with our work."

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