While there’s still a long way to go, advocates say, European thinking on the topic appears years ahead of that in the United States.
Specifically, Europe’s new regulations demand that manufacturers of washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, and displays (including televisions) make spare parts and repair documentation available to professional third-party repairers.
In 2024, this scheme is slated to evolve into one that scores the overall durability of products, repairability being one component.
Europe Champions the Right to Repair
Are other regions next?