After much celebration and fanfare about the new European regulations guaranteeing some “right to repair” for consumers, we needed to chat with Steve the Spindoctor. Our interview with Steve feels like a tour of terrible caveats.
We are moved by the tenacity of Jane, who is the ‘inventor, founder and fixer in Chief” at Sugru, the mouldable glue company. We interview her about design within the throwaway economy and about the role and growth of the repair movement.
After months of campaigning for the Right to repair, we welcome the historic precedent set out by new ecodesign regulations, despite some disappointments the repair movement will have to focus on in future.
We interview Libby Peake, Senior policy adviser at Green Alliance. We talk about the public interest in more repairable products, and we discuss the current policy debates affecting our right to repair in Europe and the UK.
We appeared today on BBC Breakfast and various BBC radio shows, talking about the importance of repair and changes we need to be able to repair the stuff we own and keep it longer.