In November 2020, the EU adopted a resolution on a single sustainable market. The resolution also includes a provision for the right to repair, and in the EU, consumer electronics companies selling products are obligated to accept product repairs for 10 years.
An official from BUND-Berlin, an environmental organization that operates a repair cafe in charge of repairing electronic products, said that some electronic products currently require special tools to disassemble, and therefore, repairs are impossible. Claim that there is. In addition, in January 2021, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a non-profit organization engaged in consumer protection, announced a calculation that if the right to repair is established, a family can save 300,000 won per year, and the right to repair. Establishment is required worldwide.
In the meantime, the EU has adopted a resolution on a single, sustainable market in 2020 that regulates the right to repair. This made it mandatory for home appliance manufacturers that sell products in the EU to receive repairs for 10 years. Experts expressed welcome that the EU’s demands for home appliance manufacturers are in the right direction and are a big step, and that the right to repair is stipulated.
In addition, in Massachusetts, the U.S., on November 3, 2020, the Massachusetts Repair Authority Initiative was passed, which stipulated the right to repair cars owned by consumers on their own. There is an active movement to demand rights. Related information can be found here.