#Unbreak
Your
iPhone
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Join a party

REMAKE is a free community-based repair project that holds Repair Parties at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a fun, collaborative spirit. We thrive on skill-sharing and collaborative learning to fix technology and our relationship with it!

E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams across the world.


We know the pace of our consumption has real social and environmental costs. And we know people are frustrated with the throwaway culture around them. But we can do something about it.

Repair
Has an immediate impact
Creates a safe learning environment
Helps in the fight for more sustainable products in the market

Participants

164

CO₂ Emissions Prevented

2434 KG

Waste Prevented

38 KG

Overconsumption of consumer electronics is a widespread problem in Hong Kong

 While society-wide action must be carried out to fix this problem, we can still do our little bit, starting with our own community. What REMAKE is trying to do is a minor action focused on the mid- to end-stage of consumer electronics’ lifecycle, but which has been shown to have major implications throughout this and other industries: repairing.

We believe that

A lack of understanding surrounding Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)and its effects
The overtly unfriendly third-party repair policies of most of Silicon Valley’s companies, and
Hong Kong’s social context built around consumerism

― are largely to blame for the situation Hong Kong has seen itself in, not only in terms of WEEE, but in overall waste.


Yet, repairing, if done correctly and with the proper supervision, can be easy, fun, cheap and a great opportunity for the public to learn more about their own devices. As popularly promoted by iFixit, a wiki-based site that teaches people how to fix almost anything


Repair saves you money. It saves the environment. And it connects us to our things.

Repair is Noble from ifixit.org
Hours Volunteered

243

Total Events

13

We plan to change the landscape by


Repairing
Teaching
Learning

Our team

Fernando García Albero
Fernando García Albero

Now a final year social scientist, I have been fixing stuff since I was a teenager.

Strongly passionate about society, environment and technology and finding ways to produce impactful change in the world other than by going vegan.

Alvin Cheung
Alvin Cheung

A Year 2 Dual-Degree Program student gifted with the power to wake up right before the bus reaches its stop.

I strongly embrace reducing consumption to save the environment (and my wallet).

I like to swim, work out, and snack.

Johnson Chong
Johnson Chong

Year 2 Computer Engineering local student and baseball addict.

I am enthusiastic about anything that makes the Earth a better place for everyone.

Go ahead and send me anything fixable other than phones, anything meaning anything. I’ll gladly fix it for you, if I can…

Jamie Wei
Jamie Wei

I am a Year 3 Computer Science student from Taiwan.

I am currently on exchange, but I’ll be back in no time to teach these guys how it’s done!