13 November 2019

Many organisations, individuals, politicians, consumer organisations and producers have already realised that there is something wrong with the numbers of products thrown away . The e-waste we produce annually is as large as 4500 Eiffel towers and recycling cannot keep up the pace of the waste production. Meanwhile repair offers a solution to keep products […]

18 October 2019

On Tuesday October 15th, some activists of the Right to Repair campaign transformed the statue of Mercator in Brussels into ‘Mercator the repairer’ by adding bright yellow painted repair tools to it.  Rosalie Heens from Repair and Share, one of the organisation involved says:  “With this playful action we want to highlight the importance of […]

18 October 2019

For several months now, Google has been blocking advertisements from independent repairers, as opposed to those from manufacturers and their authorised repairers. In June, Runder Tisch Reparatur, supported by 17 other organisations and over 700 repair shops, turned to the EU Commission’s Competition Directorate in order to draw attention to Google’s behaviour. The EU’s chief […]

7 October 2019

Extending the lifespan of smartphones and other electronics by just one year would save the EU as much carbon emissions as taking 2 million cars off the roads annually, a new study reveals. Experts have assessed the climate benefits of making Europe’s smartphones, notebooks, washing machines and vacuum cleaners more durable. The study found that […]