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Microsoft makes lofty zero-waste pledge, then debuts phone “not meant to be repaired”

By | Anne Marie Green
Right to Repair Campaign, Associate

There is one thing you won’t get with the new $1,399 Duo – the ability to fix it. 

Bricked house: How obsolescence looms over our “smart” home devices

By | Nathan Proctor
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

The latest installment of our ongoing blog series "Junked by Design" 

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STATEMENT: Apple inches forward on expanded repair access

Today, Apple announced that it would be expanding its Independent Repair Provider (IRP) program to include computer repair. Previously, the program only covered cellphone and tablet repair. In response to the announcement, Nathan Proctor, U.S. PIRG Right to Repair Campaign Director, issued a statement. 

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Congressional memo provides blueprint to reduce plastic pollution

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico and U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California circulated a memo Tuesday, with the help of U.S. PIRG and other, to state legislative offices around the country, encouraging lawmakers to draw from their Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.

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To meet laudable climate-neutral goal, Apple must rethink repair

In response to Apple’s announcement that it will attempt to go carbon netural by 2030, U.S. PIRG Right to Repair Campaign Director Nathan Proctor issued a statement calling for the company to rethink it's approach to repair to cut emissions. 

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Statement: House budget calls for FTC report on repair restrictions

The House Appropriation Committee passed its FY 2021 “Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill” on Wednesday. It included a U.S. PIRG-backed requirement for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to continue investigating anti-competitive practices in the repair marketplace and then report its findings to Congress and the public. 

Introducing: Junked by Design

By | Kevin O'Reilly
Advocate, Right to Repair Campaign

A blog for people who love quality

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