We interview Andrew Hatton, Head of IT at Greenpeace UK. We talk about the environmental implications of using the Internet and Greenpeace’s campaign on the topic.
Together with a broken fridge and broken appliances, we took part in what must have been the first-ever protest for spare parts, in front of the EU institutions this morning. An excellent start to a multi-year campaign to ask Europe to defend citizens’ right to repair.
This month and in January, the EU member states may throw out over two years’ work on creating better product standards for appliances and electronics. We need to pressure the UK to support our right to repair.
Fixfest UK gathered 59 community repair activists from all across the country, representing 25 different repair groups. This event was all about sharing our love for fixing, as well as common visions and opportunities for collaborations.
If we inspired you to rethink technology, to take action, or to help others, it is time to show your support! Your donations will power our growing “right to repair” activism in 2019.