EBB: Europe paves way for right to repair
The EU has taken a small step towards cutting waste and greenhouse gases from manufacturing of popular consumer goods.
For the first time, manufacturers will be obliged to make appliances more easily repairable and longer-lasting as a result following a decision by national representatives.
The measures will enter into force from April 2021 onwards. The rules will apply to everyday products including lighting, displays, washing machines, dishwashers and fridges.
This is good news for the environment and consumers, according to the EEB and ECOS, which lead the Coolproducts campaign and advocate for the right to repair in Europe alongside thousands of independent repairers and national groups.
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