Commission mulls law to favour repair over replacement

From seeking voluntary commitments to forcing producers to repair goods for free, the European Commission has outlined plans to encourage the sustainable consumption of goods as it looks to tweak an economic model that currently favours resource depletion.

by Robert Hodgson
A high school student repairs an old computer in Istanbul, Turkey, October 2021. EU consumer groups have long called for a 'right to repair' electronics. Photo: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
A high school student repairs an old computer in Istanbul, Turkey, October 2021. EU consumer groups have long called for a 'right to repair' electronics. Photo: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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