Planned obsolescence should be obsolete! Check out this post from Life & Soul Magazine.
France is set to introduce a repairability rating index for electrical and electronic equipment in an attempt to stop throwaway culture and to make consumers aware of the environmental impact of products they buy.
Under the French Government’s plans, products such as smartphones and electronic and household appliances will have a new sticker on their packaging, indicating how long their estimated “life” will be.
The new stickers, which will appear alongside the products’ energy rating, will allow consumers to see how environmentally friendly a product is, as well as the how robust it is, and how easy it will be to fix should it break down unexpectedly. On a scale of 1-10, the stickers will identify the durability of the product and its repairability.
It is understood that the repair rating, which is expected to come into effect from 1 January 2021, will be compulsory for smartphones, televisions, laptop computers, front-loading washing machines and…
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