EU legislators have a rare opportunity to make a difference moving us away from a throw-away economy. But we’re at risk of missing this opportunity, so act now!
This year’s International Repair Day was dedicated to “Repair for Everyone”. If we are to truly make repair available to everyone, for all products, it needs to be affordable and freed from monopolistic anti-repair practices.
While the Consumer Protection Committee of the EU Parliament showed broad support for right to repair, our national representatives are still hesitant to do so. Without them on our side, we will barely obtain any changes.
That’s why in the lead up to the finalisation of positions on the R2R initiative file of both the EU Parliament and Council, we ran a campaign asking policymakers and member states for ambitious measures to make repair the norm.