At BuyMeOnce we strongly believe that everyone is entitled to the knowledge and resources to be able to fix their own stuff, which is why we were thrilled to be invited to the World’s Biggest Repair Café.
Printer manufacturers are being challenged in a revolutionary French criminal lawsuit. The case comes against the four manufacturers that dominate the French market: HP, Canon, Epson and Brother. The suit is being brought by environmental association group Halte à l’Obsolescence Programmée (Stop Planned Obsolescence.
Fair Repair bills, legislation that champions a citizen’s right to repair their own gadgetry, have recently stalled in several states in the USA. This is not good news. Encouragingly, the fight against planned obsolescence continues through the noble work of the right to repair movement who believe that change is necessary.
Good news Monday! Europe continues its fight against planned obsolescence by approving a resolution to make the EU Commission, member states and producers take action toward improving product repairability. A recent press release revealed that MEPs voted 662 to 32 to promote longer product lifespans “by tackling programmed obsolescence for tangible goods and for software.”