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The Emerging ‘Right to Repair’ legislation in the EU and the U.S.

Svensson, Sahra; Richter, Jessika Luth LU ; Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore; Pihlajarinne, Taina ; Maigret, Aline and Dalhammar, Carl LU (2018) Going Green CARE INNOVATION 2018
Abstract
The transition to a Circular Economy (CE) aims for more efficient use of resources and reconsideration of how products are designed and used, including promoting longer lifetimes through design and repair. However, several factors influence whether it is an option for the consumer to repair the product. These range from legal and market impediments to factors of cost, convenience, and consumer preference. In this paper, we examine the current state of right to repair and different stakeholder perspectives. We outline the fundamental barriers to accessing repair services for consumer electronics as well as current and proposed policies in both the EU and U.S. promoting access to repair. Following a comparison of initiatives, we conclude by... (More)
The transition to a Circular Economy (CE) aims for more efficient use of resources and reconsideration of how products are designed and used, including promoting longer lifetimes through design and repair. However, several factors influence whether it is an option for the consumer to repair the product. These range from legal and market impediments to factors of cost, convenience, and consumer preference. In this paper, we examine the current state of right to repair and different stakeholder perspectives. We outline the fundamental barriers to accessing repair services for consumer electronics as well as current and proposed policies in both the EU and U.S. promoting access to repair. Following a comparison of initiatives, we conclude by discussing the need to balance stakeholder interests in defining the desired scope of Right to Repair (R2R) - distinguished from a fully open access to repair - within the context of CE goals. (Less)
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repair, right to repair, Intellectual property rights (IPR), electronics environmental impact, Ecodesign Directive, ecodesign, Circular Economy
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Going Green CARE INNOVATION 2018
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Vienna, Austria
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2018-11-27 - 2018-11-29
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English
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  abstract     = {The transition to a Circular Economy (CE) aims for more efficient use of resources and reconsideration of how products are designed and used, including promoting longer lifetimes through design and repair. However, several factors influence whether it is an option for the consumer to repair the product. These range from legal and market impediments to factors of cost, convenience, and consumer preference. In this paper, we examine the current state of right to repair and different stakeholder perspectives. We outline the fundamental barriers to accessing repair services for consumer electronics as well as current and proposed policies in both the EU and U.S. promoting access to repair. Following a comparison of initiatives, we conclude by discussing the need to balance stakeholder interests in defining the desired scope of Right to Repair (R2R) - distinguished from a fully open access to repair - within the context of CE goals.},
  author       = {Svensson, Sahra and Richter, Jessika Luth and Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore and Pihlajarinne, Taina  and Maigret, Aline and Dalhammar, Carl},
  keyword      = {repair,right to repair,Intellectual property rights (IPR),electronics environmental impact,Ecodesign Directive,ecodesign,Circular Economy},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Vienna, Austria},
  title        = {The Emerging ‘Right to Repair’ legislation in the EU and the U.S.},
  year         = {2018},
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