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We are people, we are repairers, we are sustainability activists, we are community.
We believe products should last longer, and therefore when broken, they should be repaired. This requires products to be designed for repair as well as support for repairers of all kinds.
We are asking for the right to repair.
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Germany and Austria implement repair bonuses
Today, the main barrier to repair remains the cost, often quite expensive compared to buying a new product.
In Germany and Austria, authorities are implementing repair bonuses to lower the cost of repair and make it more accessible.
Part pairing: a major threat to independent repair
Part pairing is an increasingly common practice used by manufacturers that could create major barriers to independent and self repair.
We talked to repair actors about the main threats of part pairing and what policymakers should do about it.
The US moves fast on right to repair and Europe needs to catch up
Last week, we received big news for the Right to Repair movement from the United States as President Joe Biden plans to tackle anti-competitive behaviour including repair restrictions.
But where does Europe stand on this?