To hasten new purchases, electronics producers design their products to become outdated quickly and prevent access to repair information. Electronics companies internalize the profits, while municipalities — and the taxpayers they serve — bear the cost of managing the waste.
PSI supports the passage of Right to Repair legislation. This year, we signed on to a group letter soliciting co-sponsors for a Right to Repair bill filed in Massachusetts.
Right to Repair laws complement EPR systems by requiring electronics producers to make available the knowledge and tools needed to repair and refurbish their devices.