EU and UK legislate for Right to Repair

Posted on 30th March 2021

The Right to Repair is taking off across Europe.

After the EU parliament voted in favour of creating stronger “right to repair” rules, companies that sell some electronics within the EU (such as refrigerators, washers, hairdryers, and TVs) will need to ensure that they can be repaired for up to 10 years. Having huge implications for the uptake of circular economic design, manufacture and business models, these rules should help reduce electrical waste across the EU.  Following in the EU’s footsteps, the UK has also promised its citizens with the right to repair starting this summer.

Read more about the right to repair in the Associated Press.