Our Right to Repair

In recent years, we’ve seen more of a shift to electronics and appliance manufacturing based on planned obsolescence. This means that the once repairable, long-lasting products we’re used to holding on to for 5, 10, 20 years are purposefully designed to break sooner, encouraging sales of new products more often.

In late 2020, the Productivity Commission announced it would be holding an inquiry into a protected ‘right to repair’ that would encourage manufacturers to once again design with repairability in mind. By protecting this right under consumer law, Australians would be better able to minimise e-waste and unnecessary new purchases, lessening the impact on our environment.

Read more about the importance of a ‘right to repair’ and how we can encourage sustainable manufacturing over at ebubblelife.