Curtailing e-waste with Right to Repair
Visible mending of clothes is an antidote to fast fashion and lack of care for sustainability, and a protest against the culture of treating clothes as disposable and discardable. Visible mending movement is inspired by Sashiko, a technique of functional embroidery that came from Japan during the Edo era and stemmed from a need to repair and reinforce worn pieces with embroidery and patches.
What if we took this concept of repairing beloved items and applied it to our favourite electronics? What are some obstacles standing in a way of easily repairing our electronics and how can Right to Repair help address some of the issues? What kinds of programs already exist, and what are their disadvantages? What kind of change do we need to see from governments, manufacturers and repair shops to help address this?
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