The RepairMonitor is an online tool that enables Repair Cafés to easily monitor which products they receive, what is wrong with them and what has been done - with or without success - to repair the object. With the data we collect in this way, we gain insight into the durability and reparability of the items in our daily lives. With this we approach manufacturers, politicians and consumers. This should lead to better products that fit in with the circular economy.
The RepairMonitor is emphatically intended for collecting and sharing repair data. The tool is not an overall replacement for the visitor administration of local Repair Cafés. Repair Cafés that want to keep track of email addresses, postal codes, ages or other data of their visitors must do so separately.
Repairmonitor.org is a website run by the Repair Café International Foundation. This foundation, located in Amsterdam, wants to bring a modern way of repairing back to local communities. It helps groups of volunteers around the world to organise their own Repair Café: a monthly or weekly repair meeting for and by neighbours.
A wealth of repair knowledge
During these meetings, which are organised in thousands of places in dozens of countries, a wealth of repair knowledge is gained. The RepairMonitor is intended to collect this knowledge. So that repairers can learn from one another, and we can draw conclusions about the reparability of the products in our daily lives.
Repair Café International Foundation, together with partners, works for repairable products that fit in with the circular economy. With the data collected in the RepairMonitor, we can substantiate our goal. That is why we hope that as many Repair Café volunteers as possible will use the RepairMonitor and answer the questions in the monitor with as much detail as possible.
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