Our electricals don’t last as long as they used to. Their useful lifespans are decreasing and it is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to repair them or replace key parts like a cracked screen. Whatever the reason, repeatedly manufacturing new products to replace old ones is not just bad news for consumers’ wallets. It’s also drastically increasing the threat of climate change.

In this report we shine a light on the true cost of planned obsolescence, and provide recommendations to increase the repairability of our everyday products and ensure they last longer.

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With the support of thr European Union (LIFE Programme and European COmmission). This work reflects the author's views and does not commit donors.