Limerick consumers to be given Right to Repair under new law

MEP Clune

THE EU has introduced new ‘Right to Repair’ legislation in an effort to combat unnecessary waste.

The right to repair will prioritise the repair of goods rather than replacement, with exceptions made where repair costs exceed the cost of replacement or are not feasible.

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune said: “The Right to Repair legislation aims to encourage consumers to repair products instead of opting for replacements.”

“By ensuring access to affordable spare parts for independent repairers and offering more choices for consumers, the legislation aligns with the European Green Deal objectives of sustainable consumption and circular economy.”