Futures Forum: Right to repair
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The European Parliament is pushing:
The European Parliament Wants Europeans to Have the Right to Repair - Motherboard
Stand up for your Right to Repair – EEB – The European Environmental Bureau
However, there are fears that things might be delayed:
Urgent Right to Repair mobilisation in Europe
27 September 2018
We’re urgently mobilising to save the crucial, pro-Right-to-Repair measures in the European Commission’s “Circular Economy Package”. Over the coming months, EU member states may throw out over two years’ work on creating better product standards for longer-lasting products, specifically appliances and electronics. We stand to lose:
- access to spare parts
- repair documentation
- easier disassembly
Key countries – including the UK – are blocking. We need the UK to step out of the way, and our German partners to pressure their government not to bow before the massive manufacturer lobby.
Why the pushback by industry? And why should everybody care around the world? Given the size of the EU market, these measures are potentially game-changing on a global scale. But Europe’s relative size and influence will not last forever. This is a unique opportunity.
What you can do
1.) If you live in the UK, sign our petition and share widely. (If you are German, sign this one. If you are Italian, sign this one.)
2.) Wherever you live, stay informed via our monthly newsletter.
3.) If you are part of a community repair organisation in Europe, get news about a future Right to Repair campaign here.
If this is not enough for you, we’d love to hear from you, whoever you are! Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Urgent Right to Repair mobilisation in Europe - The Restart Project
Towards The Right To Repair In Europe
Towards the Right to Repair in Europe – OPEN REPAIR ALLIANCE.