The repairable flatpack toaster project is to design a toaster that can be assembled and repaired by its user. The purpose of the project is to use the toaster as an example to demonstrate the possibility of assembling and repairing consumer products and to challenge how products are designed and manufactured.
We live in a throw-away society that encourages overconsumption of disposable products. The result of this is the increase in waste. However, if we can repair products when they do not function, we would be less likely to throw them away and the amount of waste would then be reduced.