June 7, 2023
In a letter to the EU, the Right to Repair movement urges for the EU to ban the destruction of perfectly functioning electronics.
The destruction of unsold products represents the most wasteful scenario conceivable in a linear economy. All upstream pollution involved in bringing a product to the market, including those related to the extraction of raw materials, manufacturing, assembly and distribution take place without delivering any utility to society.
46 NGOs and business associations urge the Environment Committee of the European Parliament to support an immediate ban on the destruction of unsold textiles and electronics.
Cristina Ganapini said in her post: “Our letter illustrates that there is sufficient evidence and a robust case to support a ban for textiles and electronics in Article 20 of the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation.”
Read the letter to the Committee on Environment of the European Parliament HERE.
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