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Posted on 9th January 2019
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There is some good news about the right to repair goods that we buy. The BBC reports, here, that the EU are proposing to force manufacturers to make goods that last longer and are easier to mend. The European proposals refer to lighting, televisions and large home appliances.
This article on The Verge reports that 18 states in the USA are considering similar legislation.
I see this as a major step forward. In the last few years I have had to replace:
In addition, I have:
The lists above are probably not even complete.
I also replaced the hard disk in my laptop with an SSD (solid-state disk), and doubled the amount of RAM - I was able to do it myself, but it was extremely difficult (I had to open the laptop many times to get it properly re-assembled and working), and required special tools.