The EU: Towards a circular economy through repair

In an era when sustainability and environmental responsibility are becoming major imperatives, the European Union (EU) has recently taken a decisive step towards protecting consumer rights and promoting product sustainability. Thanks to a groundbreaking agreement between the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, European consumers will now benefit from a more robust and extensive right to redress, marking a significant victory for environmental sustainability and consumer protection.

European legislative initiative: towards a circular economy

This initiative stems from an ambitious legislative proposal put forward by the European Commission in 2023, aimed at giving consumers the power to have their appliances repaired even after the legal warranty has expired. After intense negotiations and in-depth discussions, Parliament and Council have finally reached an historic agreement, strengthening consumer rights and boosting the drive towards a more circular and environmentally-friendly economy.