Thursday, July 6, 2017

EU gets behind ‘right to repair’ to combat short product lifespans

The ever-shortening lifespan of our smart devices is getting ridiculous. Sometimes feels like products are specifically made to last just past their warranty. Organizations like GreenPeace have launched campaigns to fight planned obsolescence, and it seems that they might gain a powerful new ally: the EU. The EU Parliament has urged the European Commission, EU member states, and manufacturers to ensure it will be easier for consumers to repair, maintain and upgrade products,  EUbusiness reports. What’s interesting about the Parliament’s plea is that it goes beyond tangible products and includes software. The MEPs that have worked on longer product lifespans want…

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