The FTC recently released a long-anticipated report to Congress examining the repair restrictions facing consumers, along with a summary of arguments for and against those restrictions. Its conclusion was stark: There’s “scant evidence” to support manufacturers’ justifications for restricting repair, while the solutions repair advocates have proposed are “well supported” by their testimonials.… Read More
Gena McKinley of Austin, Texas, discusses the economic and environmental benefits of the city’s Circular Economy Program — including highlights from a recent economic impact report that found it resulted in more than $1.1 billion in total economic activity and approximately 6,300 permanent jobs.… Read More
The mission of iFixit is an ambitious one: To teach the world how to fix every single thing. In a new report, iFixit shows that the organization was able to make some real progress on their goals in 2020.… Read More
Happy Fifth Birthday to Right to Repair which has been fighting for our rights to reduce waste, save money and share skills.
Just five short years ago the Repair Association’s Right to Repair initiative took up the challenge of forcing manufacturers to allow independent repair through legislation. It was an audacious step fighting against many of the biggest names in the electronics industry.… Read More
The Right to Repair Association is working hard to reverse this trend and reintroduce the repair economy to spur job creation and money saving. The Association was started as a non-profit umbrella in 2013 and is now comprised of over 150 businesses and 40 non-profit organizations.
Due to their efforts, and the efforts of their member organization, no less than 18 state bills are in process to require manufacturers of numerous products to make parts, manuals, software, and tools available for individual and small businesses.… Read More
An Electronics Right to Repair Act AB-2110 has been proposed in California that will require that manufacturers to make repair, diagnostic information, equipment and service parts available to consumers and repair shops. This is a long time goal of ILSR Working Partner The Repair Association, https://repair.org/.… Read More
So far in 2018 17 states have introduced fair repair legislation as the right-to-repair movement continues to gain momentum. The latest effort comes from Washington State as bill SHB 2279, which would ban the sale of electronics that are designed … Read More