Ugo and Restart volunteer Ben chat about upcoming International #RepairDay, and comment on recent issues related to the Right to Repair movement in the United States and Europe.
On Saturday in Manchester, 59 community repair activists from all over the UK got together to mingle, share, help each other out and think collectively about growing our movement and bringing down the barriers to repair and longer-lasting products.
We’re urgently mobilising to save the crucial, pro-Right-to-Repair measures in the European Commission’s “Circular Economy Package”. We stand to lose over two years’ work on creating better product standards for longer-lasting appliances and electronics.
We interview researcher Jessika Luth Richter about the ‘critical’ materials that are found in our electronics. We talk about their global supplies, their mining, their infrequent recycling and their demand for renewable energies.
Ugo interviews Lauren Crilly and Jon Dawes from Repair Cafe Glasgow. We start discussing summer tech news and then we talk about the community repair movement and how it is spreading across Scotland and the UK.