Blog: ‘If you can’t fix it, you don’t really own it’

Tired of phones that inexplicably slow to a crawl, prompting you to buy a new one in a fit of exasperation? Or being forced to buy a pack containing red, yellow and magenta printer ink cartridges when only the yellow has run out? Or practically any electronic or electrical device that ceases to function because one flimsy component has broken and cannot be replaced. Then here is your chance to tell the European Commission all about it.

by Robert Hodgson
Initiative aims to reduce the overall life-cycle climate and environmental footprint of the products placed on the EU market (picture: ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)
Initiative aims to reduce the overall life-cycle climate and environmental footprint of the products placed on the EU market (picture: ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)

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