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Post by Victorismyhero on Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:10 pm

Climate change: 'Right to repair' gathers force


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46797396


It is frustrating: you buy a new appliance then just after the warranty runs out, it gives up the ghost.

You can’t repair it and can’t find anyone else to at a decent price, so it joins the global mountain of junk.

You’re forced to buy a replacement, which fuels climate change from the greenhouse gases released in the manufacturing process.

But help is at hand, because citizens in the EU and parts of the USA will soon get a "right to repair" - of sorts.

This consists of a series of proposals from European environment ministers 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.

At least 18 US states are considering similar laws in a growing backlash against products which can’t be prised apart because they’re glued together, or which don’t have a supply of spare parts, or repair instructions.


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sure...when 95% of the muppets out there cant even change their shoelaces, and most certainly should not be let loose with a spanner or screwdriver.

most of the population nowadays has neither the skills NOR the mindset NOR the necessary "curiosity about how things work" to EVER be capable of repairing a household appliance NOR do they have the slightest shred of common sense or the knowlege that will enable them to do so safely....

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Post by Thorin on Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:17 pm

Lord Foul wrote:Climate change: 'Right to repair' gathers force

It is frustrating: you buy a new appliance then just after the warranty runs out, it gives up the ghost.

You can’t repair it and can’t find anyone else to at a decent price, so it joins the global mountain of junk.

You’re forced to buy a replacement, which fuels climate change from the greenhouse gases released in the manufacturing process.

But help is at hand, because citizens in the EU and parts of the USA will soon get a "right to repair" - of sorts.

This consists of a series of proposals from European environment ministers 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.

At least 18 US states are considering similar laws in a growing backlash against products which can’t be prised apart because they’re glued together, or which don’t have a supply of spare parts, or repair instructions.


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sure...when 95% of the muppets out there cant even change their shoelaces, and most certainly should not be let loose with a spanner or screwdriver.

most of the population nowadays has neither the skills NOR the mindset NOR the necessary "curiosity about how things work" to EVER be capable of repairing a household appliance NOR do they have the slightest shred of common sense or the knowlege that will enable them to do so safely....


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This may interest you    Laughing

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6542089/Womans-54-year-old-Hoover-going-claims-things-built-today.html
I am unsure whether she has bought 28 new handles or a hundred new parts for this.   lol!



Some things were once certainly built to last mate

I hear manufacturers make mobiles and i-phones to last eaxctly 2 years and 3 days. Where the warranty is 2 years. So your phone packs in days after the warranty.

Do you know if this is true mate?

Talk about being caught into a bind if true

Having said that, my mobile has lasted 8 years, though is now on its last legs and loath to get a new one

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Post by nicko on Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:15 pm

Mate of mine has a Broom he's had for 25 years, it's had 8 new handles and 6 new heads and still going !
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Post by Syl on Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:22 pm

I have my mums old hoover upstairs, it still works fine.
It's about 35 years old.

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Post by Victorismyhero on Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:27 pm

nicko wrote:Mate of mine has a Broom he's had for 25 years,   it's had 8 new handles and 6 new heads and still going !

same as my hammer then

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Post by 'Wolfie on Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:14 am

Lord Foul wrote:
nicko wrote:
Mate of mine has a Broom he's had for 25 years,   it's had 8 new handles and 6 new heads and still going !

same as my hammer then

Cool

The parable of "My grandfather's axe..."  :

My grandfather had this one axe that lasted him all his life !  He only replaced the head 3 times and fitted 8 new handles..   "They sure don't make tools like that anymore  !"

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Re:  the ability to repair a lot of appliances  --  once you get outside of the cities proper,  maybe this 'right' could lead to a return of the "Tinker/fiddler" type 'handyman' type service in many regional towns ?

A lot of television, computer and smartphone repairs these days can be "plug and play" replacement modules --  but opening the device, and accessing parts and supplies for replacement, can be a problem for 'one off' repair jobs..

Built in redundancy, difficult repairs, and short 'model lifecycles' (seeing some phones and computers going obsolete in only a few years..) have become a core part of the modern 'post-industrial'  economic system since the 1950s --   leading to modern corporations and their supplicant "free market"/"globalisation" obsessed puppet governments fucking over the planet at an ever-increasing rate...      

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Post by Andy on Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:04 am

I have stainless steel 12" rule and a hammer in my toolbox, made by my father in 1928 as part of his boilermaker's apprenticeship. They made all their own tools in the first couple of years before the serious stuff.
He became chief boilermaker at Harland and Wolfe and Chief Petty Officer in the RN during the war serving in Trincomalee, Ceylon.

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