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Rules to end throwaway culture 11 March 2020

New rules could spell end of ‘throwaway culture’ (via BBC)

 
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By Roger Harrabin

New rules could spell the death of a “throwaway” culture in which products are bought, used briefly, then binned.

The regulations will apply to a range of everyday items such as mobile phones, textiles, electronics, batteries, construction and packaging.

They will ensure products are designed and manufactured so they last – and so they’re repairable if they go wrong.

It should mean that your phone lasts longer and proves easier to fix. That may be especially true if the display or the battery needs changing.

It’s part of a worldwide movement called the Right to Repair, which has spawned citizens’ repair workshops in several UK cities.

Read more via BBC