And cracking down on practices used by manufacturers to shorten the lifespan of their products.
Manufacturing are nervous about ‘right to repair’ initiatives happening in Europe and North America:
Just as the European Parliament pushes for greater access for consumers to fix their own things:
It’s quite a step forward:
The European Parliament has voted in favor of “right to repair” rules for Europe that would make it easier for consumers to repair their own devices, while also cracking down on practices used by manufacturers to shorten the lifespan of their products.
WIth a news release from Right to Repair Europe:
The European Parliament secures a big win for the Right to Repair as MEPs come together across political divisions and stand by consumers and the environment in the fight against throw-away products.
This is part of the campaign against ‘planned obsolescence’:
Of course, whether the UK chooses to adopt these laws or go futher…
Meanwhile, Sidmouth has its Repair Café of course: