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The right to reparation will enter into force in the EU, what does that change?


The European Union is looking for solutions to improve the lifespan of electronic devices and at the same time reduce the amount of waste. It is with this in mind that the 27 decided to impose on manufacturers a “right to repair”. Like the index which has just entered into force in France, the EU wishes to guarantee a certain level of repairability.

Sustainable products in the EU

Our economic model is based on a system of overconsumption in which producers accelerate the replacement of products by precipitating their obsolescence. », Explains the report of the European Parliament.

To limit the ecological impact, manufacturers must now ensure a follow-up in terms of spare parts for up to 10 years after the marketing of their devices. They are also obliged to offer a complete repair manual and above all, the products must be easily removable using conventional tools.

To support this approach, the EU also wishes to strengthen the repair industry by giving ” free access to necessary repair and maintenance information, including information on diagnostic tools, spare parts, software and updates “. Governments will also need to ensure that the prices of spare parts remain reasonable in order for this practice to be cost effective and more beneficial than purchasing a new product.

Source: Europarl / APNews

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