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Today’s Solutions: July 19, 2024

California joins the right-to-

California joins the right-to-repair revolution

On September 12th, the California state Assembly passed Senate Bill 244 with a unanimous 50-0 vote, marking a historic milestone for the right-to-repair movement. This historic measure, which was also approved with an amazing 38-0 vote in the California Senate in May, now needs a final concurrence Read More...

Samsung Galaxy with back cover taken out for repair

Samsung will now make it easy for Galaxy users to repair their own devices

In November of last year, Apple announced that it will start making spare parts for Apple products so its consumers could repair their products at home. This has spurred on competition in their main competitor, Samsung, who has unveiled its own plan to enable customers to repair their own devices Read More...

Man repairing electronics

E-waste: Crucial “right to repair” laws have come into force in the EU

In an effort to cut the environmental impact of electronic goods, the European Union passed a law in 2019 that would force companies that sell products such as TVs, hairdryers, and refrigerators to ensure that those appliances can be repaired for up to 10 years. This week, the law finally came into Read More...

Man holding a broken iPhone and tools

Apple to make self-repair parts, tools, and manuals available to customers

Following growing pressure from right-to-repair advocates, Apple has announced that it will begin selling spare parts and tools to allow the general public to repair their devices at home. Under the new program, customers can buy parts and access manuals to repair their own iPhones and Mac Read More...

Shareholder pressure leads to

Shareholder pressure leads to right-to-repair evaluation at major tech company

The EU and the UK have both recently expanded right to repair laws aimed at reducing e-waste and saving customers money. As this movement gains popularity, Microsoft shareholders have successfully pressured the company into expanding the repairability of its goods. Although the US has limited Read More...

Apple co-founder advocates for

Apple co-founder advocates for right to repair policies

In Europe, right to repair laws are ensuring that customers don’t have to buy new goods when something breaks 一 saving them money and reducing waste. Many environmentalists and consumer advocates are urging the US and other countries to adopt similar measures, and want companies to step up to Read More...

UK joins the EU in passing “

UK joins the EU in passing “right to repair” mandates for appliances

Right to repair has been a hot topic lately as France and the broader EU implement sustainable policies to make fixing old electronics more feasible. Starting this summer, consumers in the UK can feel more confident in their appliance purchases as well as a new law mandates that producers make Read More...

Home appliances will soon be e

Home appliances will soon be easier to self-repair thanks to new EU standards

Not being able to repair your household appliances because of expired warranties or a lack of suitable parts can be very frustrating. But apart from the heavy costs of buying a new replacement, all that e-waste puts a heavy burden on the environment too. That, however, may change soon thanks to Read More...

The fix is in: how repairing o

The fix is in: how repairing old stuff helps in the war against planned obsolescence

It can be frustrating to repair something when it costs the same amount to replace it. But that’s how planned obsolescence works.  Companies create poor quality products, so you are forced to pay to replace it. This trend has taken over the modern consumer’s life.   From clothing to Read More...