iFixit’s Top Five Right to Repair Wins From 2020

Date: 7 Jan 2021 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The mission of iFixit is an ambitious one: To teach the world how to fix every single thing.

2020 was a difficult year for just about all of us, but a new report from iFixit shows that the organization was able to make some real progress on their goals.

Their most recent report — The Top 5 Right to Repair Wins in 2020 — has just been released.

The report shows that the movement to let everyone fix the things they own made some big gains in 2020. From legislation in Massachusetts and Europe to our medical device database, these are the five most exciting developments iFixit saw this year.

  1. Apple is conflicted about Right to Repair – They are aware of iFixit’s work and it has them worried.
  2. France will require reparability labeling starting in 2021.
  3. iFixit built the world’s largest (Free!) medical repair database – with the help of many of you!
  4. The EU voted overwhelmingly in favor of fair repair.
  5. 75% of Massachusetts voters approved the most robust repair data access law.

Read more about these advances and other Right to Repair developments on their website.


Photo credit: Photo by Volha Flaxeco on Unsplash



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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Waste to Wealth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.