Renewable Matter # 26 / March-April

The Right to Repair

by Giorgia Marino

In the fight against obsolescence, Europe has implemented some black and white rules to help prolong the use-life of electrical and electronic equipment.


A washing machine is not forever, there’s little doubt about this. But, if buying an appliance used to be a long-term investment, nowadays this is no longer true. Whether obsolescence is planned, induced by the psychology of the market or made inevitable by the advancement of technology, the use-life of products – especially electric and electronic ones – keeps getting...

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