Tag Archives: Right to Repair

The government shouldn’t be scared to give consumers the right to repair, people really want it

This post is by Janet Gunter, communications lead and co-founder of The Restart Project.

We’re hearing a lot about reducing meat eating, flying and other high-carbon behaviours as COP26 gets going in the UK. But there’s one topic which is still getting very little attention from policy makers or the media, and that is: our voracious consumption of consumer goods.

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We want to repair our electronic equipment so why is it so hard to do?

gadgetsThis post is by Janet Gunter and Ugo Vallauri, co-founders of the Restart Project.

A new poll by YouGov shows that more people in Britain would like to repair their smartphones (47 per cent), as opposed to those who would rather get a new one (45 per cent). For laptops, a strong majority (58 per cent) would prefer to repair rather than replace. Read more