In a world where everything is available at a click of a button, we have lost the art of make do and mend. New draft legislation is hoping to encourage a more circular economy by making it easier for consumers to repair products, rather than simply replacing them.
This week’s episode is all about the consumer’s right to have their electronic or electrical goods repaired. Journalist Sarah Coleman spoke to Deirdre Clune MEP in Strasbourg to discuss the draft legislation that requires sellers to repair products cheaper than they replace them, and to provide rights to make repairs both easier and cheaper when guarantees expire.
This is part of a EU achievement of its Green Deal policy agenda to promote longer product life reusability and repairability.