We have launched the Big Repair Project to study the lifetime of appliances and electronics in peoples’ lives. Currently repair is on the decline in many economies which is accelerating climate change and producing mountains of waste. We need to urgently reverse this trend to design for repair and make appliances and electronics to last much longer, eg. smartphone to last 10 years, washing machines 30 years. This change will be as much social, cultural and economic as it is technological. The Big Repair Project allows citizens to get involved in how they want this change to happen. Get involved here.