Chloé Mikolajczak: The year Right to Repair became essential

8/01/2021 - 11:41

"It’s been quite a year for the Right to Repair movement in Europe! From influencing votes on premature obsolescence to pushing for smartphones to be regulated, from expanding our coalition to calling out corporations – we’ve had our hands full over the past 12 months.


At the end of 2019, the newly appointed European Commission presented its Green Deal which, as its “man on the moon moment”, was supposed to steer every future policy towards sustainability and green ambitions. Of course, this news sparked a lot of enthusiasm across the continent including for us – as we knew this was a historic opportunity to bring the issue of repair as an essential component of a sustainable society into the front of the scene."